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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 24 August 2017

We purchased the combo ticket (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani). Monkeyland was excellent and our guide was very knowledgable about the different species and also the specific monkeys/apes we saw. It was made clear we couldn't touch the animals (understandably) but it didn't stop...More

Thank lmiddleditch88
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We purchased the two trip tour (with bird land) and had a great day out. The tour guide was knowledgeable and clearly cared about the animals and our safety. The monkeys were well looked after and clearly happy with their environment.

Thank Gazwiztw
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a really good sanctuary where you see lots of monkeys up close and personal...... the guide spends time to tell you about all monkeys eco system etc Tour lasts about an hour. Next to elephant sanctuary and birds of Eden and would advise...More

Thank Barbados0506
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We visited Monkeyland as part of the combo ticket with Birds of Eden and Jukani. We loved it. We hadn't realised that a guide was included as part of the entry fee/experience - Our guide, Ricardo, was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, very engaging and...More

Thank Claire3382
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had an informative guided English tour of about an hour. There is a good shop here although we didn't buy anything & a busy restaurant where we had an Americano for 18 rand each. We sampled 3 pancakes for 20 rand outside monkeyland. It...More

1  Thank Emily O
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Definitely one of the few animal sanctuaries in the Plett area to recommend. It is not a zoo or a "circus show" where you get to touch or feed the animals, but this is exactly what we liked about it, because it lets the animals...More

Thank usskijumping85
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went here with our parents and our four year old son as well. We took the guided tour, which is what I recommend taking. The guide was super knowledgeable and we learned so much more about each monkey. Great place to visit!

Thank Sonie S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It was a fabulous guided tour! Our guide, Prince, was educated and informative. He knows the monkeys and their 'stuff' and kept the group entertained. It was good see and experience the primates - to walk amongst them! They are well cared for in this...More

1  Thank MarianKreviews
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a rehabilitation center for monkeys and apes from around the world. The tour provides close views of free roaming monkeys and other primates. The guide is knowledgeable and interesting. Allow about 90 minutes. Associated with the Birds of Eden and combo tickets are...More

Thank Toby R
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Thank goodness for places like this. Second chances for primates in need. This is a guided tour through the habitat. You never know what those crazy monkeys will do. Lots of primates to see. Some walking down the path. Others swinging in the trees. This...More

Thank Katie H
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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