Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary with 12 hectares of indigenous forest which is home to over 500 primates of 9 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, 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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tiaratoney
Houston, TX58 contributions
Friends
We stumbled upon this place after we finished Africanyon River Adventures. We weren’t sure about this place because it was kind of expensive (240R) but it was worth all of the money. You get an hour tour where a guide takes you around and explains all 9 species of monkeys they have there. These monkeys use to be in captivity and are now being dehumanized back into nature so you can’t touch them or feed them but they do walk all around you. They are so full of personality. It’s amazing to see them up close and in their element.
Written January 3, 2021
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Jennifer D
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We were amazed at the way our guide Caroline showed us the monkeys while explaining that they are not handled at all and are still living wild, though safe from predators. She explained so many details and differences between the animals and obviously cared deeply for them and their safety. The children loved the rope bridge we walked across near the end of our visit but I am sure an alternative route back would be available if requested.
Written February 27, 2020
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Realist
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa3 contributions
Well recommended. They do a good job and seems to be more than just a commercial business. Very knowledgeable and engaged guide, however the experience sometimes compromised by the size of the group and very dependent on the behavior of others in the group. It would be nice if one could be allowed to walk around quietly by oneself or maybe have the option of a private tour. Nonetheless, they deserve top marks!
Written January 1, 2021
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa353 contributions
One is taken on a guided tour through the sanctuary which lasts for about 45mins. There are feeding stations throughout so you guaranteed of seeing most of the monkeys/lemurs. Most are habituated so pose for pics & generally don't run away . The tour is quite informative providing information about what monkeys feed on , where they come from & general habits. The setting is very peaceful but some monkeys make quite a noise when hey sense any predators , mainly birds.

Close to Birds of Eden , 200m , where you do a self guided tour. There is also a restaurant on site .

It is worth taking the combo ticket where one can visit Jukani/Monkeyland/Birds of Eden on different days if you so wish
Written February 28, 2022
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S T
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You are guided in a group around the bush where the monkeys are free to roam, they looked healthy and relaxed unlike many caged animals. Capuchin monkeys, plenty of vervet monkeys and loads of lemurs are easy to spot, three other species which were harder to find and two species rarely seen. The tour took about an hour.
Written January 20, 2022
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YamaSingapore
Singapore, Singapore114 contributions
Family
It’s a short tour through a woods with lots of different kinds of monkeys. It was a little intimidating when I entered but was fun by the end. The monkeys are in the open and keep running around. The tour is very informative and the guides are thorough with their knowledge. A good 2 hrs spent.
Written January 9, 2020
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postscript65
Hermanus, South Africa1,124 contributions
Couples
Always rather sceptical about animal sanctuaries, we had previously avoided this one. Big mistake! What a wonderful opportunity to have a close connection with our primate cousins.
Our excellent guide took us through the large enclosed woodland - no cages or even high fences - for a wonderful walking interaction with a variety of monkey and lemur species. An absolute treat and well worth every rand. Great staff. Well done!!
Written March 12, 2020
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Bathtimerichard
Bath, UK56 contributions
Couples
Right next door to the Birds of Eden and the Elephant sanctuary so if you like animals especially monkeys then put this on your agenda. 500 monkeys running wild all different types. We had a great guide and were really pleased we visited. Highly recommended
Written January 19, 2020
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DrhermanK
Benoni, South Africa1,276 contributions
Couples
We visited Monkeyland late afternoon on a week day. Very quiet and no rush. Our guide was supper chilled, this made the visit relaxed and so enjoyable. Saw lots of Capution ? monkeys, lemurs, howler and others. So nice to see the animals not behind wire. They allowed us so close to them. Also saw many babies. Though pricey, nice visit and I can recommend it.
Written November 11, 2020
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Gerald H
Knysna, South Africa8 contributions
Family
we visited with our 5y old daughter. allthough the animals are half wild it is still very interesting and informative to learn about them. the sanctuary does a great job in giving them a second chance, after humans tried to have them as pet ...
Written February 14, 2020
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