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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
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

What an amazing experience, we were taken into the forest by a very knowledgeable guide, who showed us all the different primates . Walking amongst the primates was quite an experience. Easy access, just wear proper walking shoes

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My kids had an absolute ball!!! Real value for money when looking for something different. My son couldn’t stop talking about it.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We had a great guide who was both very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and great to see such a variety of mkmkey p,us the two species of lemur enjoying their surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Get the combined 3 attraction ticket and you can see Monkey Land, Birds of Eden and a few other animal sanctuaries that are close by as many times as you want in the day which was great value. Surprising how close you get to the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

great place to visit with family or friends the staff will help you all the way they tell you all about the monkeys and what is happing to help

Thank George M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner visited December 2017 and was our favourite excursion of our week holiday. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, the primates were well cared for and the site was beautiful. It’s a guided tour which was perfect, our tour guide, Valencia,...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Monkeyland was a great experience for us. We got to see all of the rescued monkeys living together with lemurs and tortoise. We got a 45-60 min tour with a guide who was really knowledgeable about all of the different species and their behaviours. Some...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited both this and birds of Eden. Firstly the guide seemed to have a good knowledge of the animals. There was a large number of different animals the area was clean tidy and the paths were easy to walk around and we had no problem...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

great experience! we didn’t expect much when we went there but turned out it was a very exciting trip for my family and i. So many different kinds of monkeys and lemurs could be seen and come as close as until ur foot. Our guide,...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The visit here is by guided tour which lasts about an hour and was very interesting and informative. Even before we set off on the tour there were several ring-tailed lemurs in the waiting area, and almost as soon as we began the visit we...More

Thank wendy h
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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.
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woodsideUK
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay
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