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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Monkeyland first opened its gates to the public in 1998 amidst much skepticism, a sanctuary of this kind had never been attempted before; multiple primate species all running free and together in one big forest. But despite the fears it was a huge success and the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary has set a standard that other sanctuaries now aspire to. 12 hectares of indigenous forest is home to over 500 primates of 11 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, Hanuman and Spectacled Langur, Saki, Gibbon, Ring-tailed and Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs all enjoy the freedom to climb trees, forage amongst the undergrowth and live a life that is far removed from where they came. Ex-pets, laboratory animals and surpluses from zoos that used to live in cages now have the opportunity to behave in a way that is natural to them. Our experienced rangers will guide you on a one-hour tour of the forest, pointing out the different species whilst offering a wealth of information on their ecology and conservation. An added attraction is the 128m long suspension bridge that stretches across the forest canopy offering magnificent views of the surrounding forests.
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were on tour around feeding time and got to see most of the primates. It was such an amazing experience. We would definitely recommend to all!

Thank OllieRay
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Monkey heaven. Just made us so happy to see monkeys of different varieties running around us. The guide was also amazing. Don't miss this!

Thank nokad10
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We might not have had a luck with the weather the day we visited the park as it was raining, but the guided tour was more than worth it. We actually read some reviews about not seeing any monkeys on a rainy day like ours...More

Thank Miha L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

What an amazing visit, like walking through the jungle! Everywhere you look a monkey pops up, then to round it off a walk over the longest rope bridge in Africa. A must!

Thank Beesands
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Took the 1 hour tour with other people and it was very informative and we saw lots of varieties of monkeys What is great is that all the monkeys have been rescued and are from either circuses, Laboratories or were pets so they are now...More

1  Thank robingraham02
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Took a 1 hour tour with a few more people. Guide was very knowledgeable and tour was very informative. You get to see a lot of monkeys around you, but the tour is a but to long. Would advise to make tours a little shorter

Thank Rperi
Reviewed 10 October 2017

At Monkeyland a guide takes a group on a tour thru the forrest to see all the monkeys/primates. Its a nice walk and you do get to see a lot of the animals. The guide was very informative and told us the history of the...More

Thank karrie11
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited Monkeyland as a component of a package deal that included Birds of Eden (next door) and Jukani (a short drive down the highway). As with Jukani, you must be guided through Monkeyland (you are free roam at your leisure at the Birds of...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Monkeyland is located approximately 16km east from Plettenberg Bay. It a free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary spread over 12 hectares. It consists of a one hour guided tour through the bush park as a small group. The guide regularly stopped to allow all in the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It's nice and avarege attraction. You see 11 kinds of monkeys in one hour tour. Walks around to see different kind of monkeys only part are local and the rest imported. This attraction is OK not more than that

1  Thank Yoav B
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17 October 2017|
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Response from shei211 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! there were several tours in english, and other languages also, but not so frequent. If you speak english, dont worry as youll be able to do a tour without waiting more than half hour...if you speak another language, then... More
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Ryan J | Reviewed this property |
It's totally suitable. You only need to walk 20m into the bush to be surrounded by monkeys. Very flat and easy terrain to walk through.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay