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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road | Animal Alley, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Where should we start..after a horrible experience in Knysna Elephant Park in the morning (which we definitely do not recommend), where we almost lost our faith in truly cared Sanctuaries, we decided to give it another chance and started to look for other places. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an opportunity! The re are 100's of monkeys just free roaming in the trees around you. The guide explains the different breeds and why they have ended up in the sanctuary. An incredible place. We went at midday when it was feeding time and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank partis01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went their for the first time it was excellent and the staff were friendly and told us so many information about the types of monkeys their loved it their would recommend going any day even if it sunny because it covered mostly with trees

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and the third park, which I think is called Jukani. All three were very worthwhile, though we preferred Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and then Jukani. Walking around and watching the monkeys was so much fun. We learned a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Our Afrikaans guide was amazing and you can see the love he has for the monkeys. We as adults enjoyed the monkeys even more than the kids🙈. Keep up the excellent work! Amazing

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lejbotha
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Monkey land is the perfect escape into another world. The peace and beauty you receive from walking in this “garden” is breathtaking, it feels like you are in the Amazon jungle. You are given a guide who educates you about the different species of monkeys...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ApolloYaffes
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Monkey land was an eye opening experience. You get to walk around with monkeys in their natural habitat, not cages. The staff are very particular about the safety of the monkeys, which is good! Was lucky enough to be there around feeding time with a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

The guides are very helpful and have much knowledge making our visit most enjoyable, much to see and the guides are familiar with how to spot those hidden little chaps and point them out to you, these could of been missed and made our trip...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 382alistairr
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Just before we reached the parking lot we encountered a troop of wild baboons that left us delighted and wondering whether we should pay the admission to enter "Monkeyland". We're glad we did for we had a wonderful time learning about more different types of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jason R
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Fun outing for the whole family, our guide was young and very knowledgeable. The bridge was unexpected!

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October 17, 2017|
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Response from Shei I | 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 michaelgmx | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay