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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place allows you to walk through a forest and see monkeys and apes in their natural habitat. Tours are guided and you can find out a lot about the various species. The whole experience takes a couple of hours. Worth a visit.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We booked here as my daughter was really keen. It’s really good, very informative and is great to see the monkeys in their natural habitat. Mosi spray is a must all over!!

Thank plotrin
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Okay to see but not super exciting. You walk through a forest with a guided tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, but it really is like going to see the monkeys at kruger national park out of your car. My children couldn’t stand still for...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Seriously, it's a lot of monkeys. Great little rescue sanctuary doing some good work. Easy to find, and a pretty decent cafe as well. Good way to spend an hourish.

Thank Jeremy K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A fantastic experience. The monkeys are rescue monkeys or native to the forest they are all in. 12 species of monkeys and we got to see 9. Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. We did not feel rushed at any point, and got to...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing location. A wide variety of animals and plentiful. Intimate experience with monkeys in the forest. Experienced and informed guides, very friendly. Affordable.

Thank Charl A
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Love this experience. Its an open exhibition with almost no view of fencing. Animals come right up with brilliant tour guides who are exceptional with children and knowledge of the animals. If you have only 1 day or are driving through I would stop.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A fairly unique opportunity to get up close to lemurs, spider monkeys, gibbons, capuchin monkeys and a few random others. Knowledgeable guides and good photo ops. Kids very happy

Thank Nick H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I strongly recommend coming to this park. It is a good choice to bring your kids, they will walk though the forest, guided by one instructor that will teach things about the monkeys. My daughter loved!!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

45 minute guided tour through monkey sanctuary, Informative and worthwhile. Also a hairy scary wood slat bridge about 20 metres up!! Then go to the nearby Birds of Eden! Well worth a visit.

Thank John M
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BabyG-inaBottle
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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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rebmax
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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