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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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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...more
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Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend from the UK and I visited here recently. We have a guide from north Africa who was so good with children and really shared some interesting facts about all the monkeys they have in their enclosure. Also saw the biggest tortoise ever.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lizette729
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk through a Forest visiting feeding stations with a warden pointing out the monkeys and Lemurs. All animals are not capable of living in the wild ex pets or unwanted from zoos. Well looked after, informative warden nice trinket shop at the end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curious269289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to get up close with monkeys in their natural habitat. The guides are also very knowledgeable. A super way to spend an hour or so. Don't forget the mosquito spray! They have cream there if you need extra. There's a fantastic restaurant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Broni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time at Monkeyland learning about all the different species they have there. They just wondered around not bother by us in the slightest! Fantastic visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MishMash4302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Very informative tour by Ralph !! We would definitely recommend this to all our friends!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 91niamhl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to be given a guided tour of the sanctuary. We saw so many different monkeys living in a wonderful environment. Our guide was knowledgeable .Highly recommend .Kids will absolutely love it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mambo4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very friendly and did his best to show us all of the species. Lots and lots of different monkeys and apes in a beautiful big sanctuary. They are not in cages but free roaming in the woods. Really worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lerina222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cost 40usd for 2 for tour Pro - lovely tour with lots of inputs - quite large area - monkeys werent touched or interacted with they seemed to be happily eating, jumping and walking around :) - great guide that took an extra moment to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MariR488
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful sanctuary with lots of monkeys roaming a very big park. Most of them are saved from abuse and they now seem to have great lives. Very nice and educated tour guides as well. Too bad you can't stay longer inside the park and have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bart V
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited here along with birds of Eden and out of the 2 this would be the favourite. You are taken around by a guide and we were lucky within the first few minutes to see a number of different varieties of monkeys and apes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 17, 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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September 19, 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.
January 28, 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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Ramona S
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Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (1 Replies)
In February we’ll be traveling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Below is our planned route. Please let me know if it is realistic. Day 1: Addo park Day 2: AM: morning drive in Addo park PM: Port Elizabeth - Jeffrey`s Bay – Tsitsikamma (200 km, 3.5 hrs)  When do AM tours in Addo usually end?  Should we be able to make it further to Knysna? I believe that would make 280 km (4.5hrs) of driving for that day. Is it safe to drive the last portion of that road in the night? Day3:...More
January 11, 2014|
Response fromDudel|
Hi again, I would highly recommend to stay in Tstsikamma, either in the Storm River Mouth part of the National Park or in one of the guest houses nearby and NOT drive further to Knysna. Wake up early the next morning, hike to the suspension bridge and continue. For the rest of the day, don't try to do too much. If you are keen to stay in Riversdale, you can't do too much either way. Forget Oudthoorn, it is a huge detour, unless you are okay to stay there overnight. From the attractions...More