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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was great to see the monkeys in their natural habitat and to be told about how they rescue the monkeys. Elvis was definitely a favourite! Our tour guide was excellent and he kept it interactive! We had a couple of naughty monkeys who were...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We spent a good few hours at Monkeyland in December 2017. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing especially the grandchildren. The Gibbons were entertaining :-)

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

How nice to walk among monkeys and apes, in their own habitat, everyone respecting one another. Our guide, Zanele, was well informed

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Our guide DuWayne was a really nice guy, so friendly and passionate which made this so great. It is a guided walk which I think worked really well. The monkeys are so entertaining and there's so many of them. Watching them move about the forest...More

Thank CHHisbad
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We have been to Monkey land three times since they opened. NB Be sure to spray with mosquito repellent that is provided at the entrance. During our resent visit we were a group of six adults. We also visited Bird of Eden and Jukani on...More

Thank GerritPretorius
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our kids loved it and the guide we had was very informative and easy. It was nice to see the monkeys so close.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have visited Monekyland on 2 different occasions and it's a great opportunity to see primates up close. Only one species, the vervet monkey, is native Africa as the other residents are rescue animals that had been kept as pets or other situations.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this place is crawling with mosquitos and my whole family was being bitten to death. Not the fault of monkeyland of course. what was unacceptable is that 3 or 4 minutes into the tour we asked to leave due to the number of bites...More

2  Thank Foodlover664448
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We visited here in december and it was just fab. The guides areellent and we had some really close encounters with the monkeys, lots of spieces to see and lern about. The monkeys are well fed and looked after. highly recommended

1  Thank JLW2370
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

There are about 600 monkeys from 11 different species in this 12 hectare free-roaming sanctuary. I will recommend that you go early in the morning because it gets quite busy later in the day. Because I was early I was lucky enough to walk through...More

1  Thank JacquesNelspruit
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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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