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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

#5 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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I wasn't sure what to expect at this sanctuary but it was a wonderful experience. The guide that... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2012
Sydney, Australia
Monkey Heaven

Approaching Monkeyland, a visitor is immediately aware of this high, massive netted structure... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2012
Merle F
Somerset West, South Africa
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect at this sanctuary but it was a wonderful experience. The guide that takes you around is very informative about the different species you see and you get really close to them with wonderful picture opportunities. Watching the lemurs sunning...More

Thank Aussiepam
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Approaching Monkeyland, a visitor is immediately aware of this high, massive netted structure which covers some 12 hectares of indigenous forest . The structure was created to give sanctuary to a variety of exotic and ordinary primates and birds that have been rescued and now...More

Thank Merle F
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Definitely both are worth a visit and amazing to get so close to all of the monkeys and birds. Large variety of monkeys and birds. At monkeyland you have to explore the sanctuary with a guided tour, which was pretty informative, but we personally enjoyed...More

Thank buurtwag
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This place was established as a sanctuary for mistreated or unwanted primates. You are shown round by a very knowledeable guide (in our case, Clive, who had a great sense of humour and kept things interesting throughout, thanks to his wry comments).

Thank Trentmeister
Reviewed 10 July 2012

It was awesome to walk through their habitat and watch them oblivious of us. Do not carry food or have a meal close to them- they will grab it

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The large variety of monkeys can roam free in a large section of natural forest. The guides who took us around were informative and interesting.

Thank julyan s
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Don't know what I was expecting here but after enjoying Knysna Elephant Park and Tenikwa so much, I somehow expected more. The guide did a good job of discussing the differences between the great and lesser apes and explaining what we saw. No faults attached...More

Thank MargaretEllen1950
Reviewed 27 June 2012

The restaurant facilities are a little poor, but overall, this is a wonderful and fascinating attraction. Our guide was knowledgable and interesting, and it was truly special to get so close to the monkeys without bars between us. A great place to take the family....More

Thank EllizaB
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Monkeyland is situated just on the edge of the Garden state close to the border of the Eastern Cape. Well signposted of the N2 you won't have any trouble finding it. We got there early and was treated to a private tour around the forest...More

Thank onlineamiga
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Hamidi was brilliant, he took my 3 year old under his wing and shared his boundless knowledge - really great outing.

Thank Lee_Harrington
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Can someone tell me please, is Monkeyland near Plettenberg Bay? We have a stay of 3 days there so are looking for some good sites, attractions to see. Thanks
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay
Hi how much is the entrance fee.
1 January 2017|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
Around R300 when I went in October 2016.
Hi, we will be visiting in January with our then almost two-year-old son. Do I have to go on a tour? Don't know if a two year old will/can/wants to stick to a schedule lol. Can we move around freely, maybe after the tour? Cheers :)
29 October 2015|
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Response from Gareth F | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Unfortunately the only way to move through the forest is on a guided tour. The reason is the monkeys can be naughty and with the guides presence they know they may not make trouble. Also there is quite a big hang bridge... More