We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Features Animals
Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$19,71*
and up
Monkeyland Guided Tour in Plettenberg Bay
More Info
US$19,71*
and up
Birds of Eden Admission Ticket
More Info
US$642,72*
and up
4-Day Garden Route Experience with Ostrich Farm from Cape Town
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (98 reviews)
“monkey business” (21 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 82 979 5683
Write a ReviewReviews (1 600)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"different species"
in 103 reviews
"guided tour"
in 98 reviews
"monkey business"
in 21 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 55 reviews
"free roaming monkeys"
in 18 reviews
"squirrel monkeys"
in 15 reviews
"mosquito repellent"
in 13 reviews
"monkey land"
in 45 reviews
"next door"
in 36 reviews
"informative guide"
in 18 reviews
"natural environment"
in 35 reviews
"their lives"
in 13 reviews
"garden route"
in 35 reviews
"small group"
in 14 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 13 reviews
"wonderful experience"
in 26 reviews
"plettenberg bay"
in 16 reviews
Filter

31 - 40 of 1 247 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ashley was our guide and she rocked! Knew a lot and really had good aye for catching the different species. The place is really nicely made and monkeys seem happy.

Thank Lau_diez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed very much our visit to Monkeyland. It was a fun experience to be among the monkeys and see them in a free environment, as opposed to the zoo where the monkeys are caged. It was also fun walking on the suspended bridge, on...More

Thank Yair K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We enjoyed a couple hours walking thjis place wirth a guide and group of about 10. We saw several monkey species, many very close. The enclosire for them was very large and we cxoulmt tell jow many acres they were on but it did not...More

Thank kimbama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve done several animal based tours but this was one that outshined the rest and we’ll never forget. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. We had ring tailed lemurs at our feet before we even got into the shop to pay. Our...More

Thank Sarah M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I really wasn’t expecting much from past monkey ( caged) experiences but this is an enormous hectarage of enclosure where 11 species of monkey/ lemur, all DONATED from captive lives, are allowed to roam and breed freely and we are taken though in groups by...More

Thank 367liz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

One walks around in this large park in small groups with a very knowledgeable local guide. A large number and variety of monkeys and other primates roam about freely playing, eating and exploring. The gibbons were most fascinating. There is a small restaurant, shop and...More

Thank Jan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A very pleasant stroll through a woodland/indigenous forest full of various primates living out their lives apparently very happily in what does not even feel or look like an enclosure. You feel that you are in the wild. Great opportunity to see these animals which...More

Thank Humphcp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Such a cute and fun place to visit. You will go on an hour's guided tour of the containment. As it is a guided tour you won't be able to walk at your own pace and enjoy watching the monkeys for long as the guide...More

Thank MarietLange
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 March 2018

On our garden route tour and so glad it was. One of the highlights of the tour along with the bird aviary next door. Great facility and well laid out for 'tourists' without disturbing the habitat of the animals. Guided tour, lasts about an hour,...More

Thank Alan056
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We went to Monkeyland somewhat spontaneously as our tour guide had previously worked there and as such it wasn't on our agenda - in theory we were supposed to visit Tsitsikamma National Park, go back to Knysna and spend the afternoon/evening there, but I am...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all The Crags Hotels
Kurland Hotel
174 reviews
2.30 km away
Keurbooms River Hotel
3 reviews
9.63 km away
Plett River Lodge
95 reviews
9.64 km away
Sky Villa Boutique Hotel
32 reviews
13.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bramon Wine Estate
1 012 reviews
.63 km away
Peppermill Cafe
38 reviews
1.05 km away
Ristorante Enrico
1 632 reviews
5.12 km away
Natures Way Farm Stall
93 reviews
3.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
AfriCanyon River Adventures
538 reviews
1.13 km away
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
1 680 reviews
.00 km away
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
406 reviews
.07 km away
Birds of Eden
1 774 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
BabyG-inaBottle
17 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Google Translation
rebmax
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
0
Votes
woodsideUK
28 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay
1
Vote
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor