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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 25 November 2017 via mobile

The guided tour lasted about an hour, during which the guide took us through the forest and explained all the different species we could see. It was really interesting and we got very lucky with seeing 9 out of the 11 species in the forest....More

Thank Nishma S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to while away an hour or 2 the primates are well looked after and the guides very knowledgable Only small monkeys here for obvious reasons but most enjoyable Watch out for them stealing your sun glasses and the pesky mossies Well worth...More

Thank flannersWatford
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A very informative guided tour during which our guide Prince gave us a lot of information about the monkeys we saw, about 7 kinds. It was very interesting to see the monkeys come so close to us and being in their natural habitat. The bigger...More

Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

To experience monkeys in their own environment, don’t miss this. It’s a one hour guided walk, with very knowledgable and caring guides and every where you look there are monkeys.

Thank jollybb
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This tour exceeded our expectations today - our tour guide was Prince - he was funny, knowledgeable and very patient while we asked lots or questions and took countless pictures 🤗 I never imagined we could be so close to the monkeys and it’s such...More

Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Highly recommend and worth a detour to visit. Tours every 15 minutes by very knowledgeable guides. Loads of different monkeys living in harmony.

Thank Starbarr
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit to Monkeyland. Our guide was very informative with a good sense of humor who made our visit very enjoyable. There are lots of different monkeys to be seen & all appear to be very comfortable in their environment. There is...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Monkeyland. Visitors walk with a guide - no opportunity for self guiding. The tour lasts for an hour. Our guide Dwayne was very knowledgeable. We didnt see all 11 of the different species currently living in the sanctuary but we...More

Thank lorna_barford
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit to this place as it gave us a chance to see so many monkeys up close. The monkeys are not afraid of humans, so they just kept on doing their thing while we were walking past. There are no baboons, so there...More

Thank kadrikl
Reviewed 11 November 2017

You take a guided tour around the Sanctuary which is very informative, Chance to see lots of monkeys roaming free who are obviously well looked after and just seem to be enjoying life. Well worth a visit and combine it with a visit to Birds...More

Thank Tyke70
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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