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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 8 November 2017

A stop at the sanctuary is well worth it. We enjoyed the guided tour and the many species cared for at the site. This is a great way to be close to these animals while not in the wild. Would strongly recommend to families.

Thank Denis D
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We visited monkey land today & had a brilliant time! The guide was very informative & you really get up close to the monkeys as your guided through the sanctuary.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The guided tour was very interesting. Some of the monkeys seemed to be curious about us and even followed us. No one felt uncomfortable with the animals so closeby. Learned some things I would never have guessed. Afterwards we enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. There...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I've been here a few times and its always fun! Even just going to the restaurant and watching the monkeys from a distance. The guided tour is very informative though and will definitely recommend it.

Thank Johanniev
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

You have to go on a one hour guided tour which is beneficial to learn a lot about the animals and also to stop the monkeys getting too friendly. There are a good variety of lemurs and monkeys. You can buy a combined ticket with...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Monkeyland is such a good experience for everyone. The tour guides are very nice and set up is fantastic!

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Monkeyland is great fun, and a good activity for a few hours when staying in the area. You need to do the tour that is part of your admission, as they will explain where the animals come from and their different habits. The monkeys come...More

Thank Irishrover2012
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Got to say this place is great with very well informed tour guides but watch your valuables as the monkeys are cheeky. One managed to nick a hair piece off a lady only a few days before us. You will regret not seeing this place

Thank 15mpw
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were on tour around feeding time and got to see most of the primates. It was such an amazing experience. We would definitely recommend to all!

Thank OllieRay
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Monkey heaven. Just made us so happy to see monkeys of different varieties running around us. The guide was also amazing. Don't miss this!

Thank nokad10
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BabyG-inaBottle
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.
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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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