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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
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We went on the guided tour through Monkey land the animals are well kept and fed and the forest is kept clean. However our tour guide was lacking enthusiasm and not very knowledgeable. Seeing the Lemurs in action and roaming free was great.

Thank AdventurerousFamily
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Took my 95 year old Oupa for a outing to go and see the Monkeys and was a bit concerned when we were with a group and the pace they were going to keep but our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and very capable of...More

Thank bushbaybi
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The guide takes you into this gigantic cage that is a couple of football fields big and you walk right next to the monkeys and apes! 5 meters and less!! World class!!

Thank anton l
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

A very cool stop to make when you happen to be in the vicinity! A variety of monkeys from around the world and very informative. The hour long guided to done by very knowledgable guides is great and highly informative. Also can be coupled with...More

Thank MikeReedCTN
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I spent around an hour and a half with my girlfriend there. Guided by a knowledgeable guide, we had the chance to get explanation of the environment built for the monkeys, and could see 10 out of the 11 species in the reserve. I highly...More

Thank EmmanuelHenley
Reviewed December 20, 2016

The animals are so happy and free, it is just a pleasure to visit Monkey land. The monkeys and baboons are well taken care of and the guides are very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Here is a group that takes monkeys from all over the world that have been raised in captivity, in circuses or just plain exploited. They can not live in the wide but this is the next best thing. The visitors are there to get money...More

1  Thank Vossous
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Monkeyland is one of our favorite places to visit. Getting to know the area, the guides and also other visitors in the group is always great as visitors interact whilst walking with the guides. Guides are funny and they have a lot of knowledge. They...More

Thank BlommetjieBlommetjie
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience with a very informative guidelines. It was amazing to see all the monkeys free. Will return!

Thank C5920ETnicolel
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Located along "animal alley" this park could be considered a filler between the elephants and the big cats, although we did it at the end of the day. Certainly worth going on the hour-long guided walk among many species of monkeys, and as 4pm was...More

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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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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