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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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Monkeyland Guided Tour in Plettenberg Bay
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Monkeyland is really worth a visit, animals are in their natural habitat and the guide was really knowledgeable! Fantastic outing

Thank 227merylt
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A good place to view the different primates in a clean,protected enviromment.It is adjacent to Birds of Eden and they are bith a good pitstop for sightseeing animals on one day.We were favourably impressed by the work being done here to protect the animals.

Thank GeraldineS601
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful time visiting monkeyland. The monkeys were so well behaved and social with people. The tour that showed us how they make coffee, coconut oil and chocolate was fascinating. I especially loved the story our tour guide PJ told us about the origin of mamajuana. PJ the tour guide wa very knowledgable about the things we were going to see and do. Hus english Spanish and French was very lovely.

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had a great time, the staff was very friendly and the monkeys were a pleasure to experience. It is well worth your time to go and enjoy this.

Thank jglumley
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

You have to hold on to your hat and sunglasses, because those naughty monkeys run loose and may steal your stuff without any remorse. It is a lovely experience walking amongst them and observing their behavior. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very patient with the young ones.

Thank Yolanda S
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