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Monkey Town Primate Centre

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Meet the monkeys

Really cute place, especially for kids. Affordable entrance and animal interaction, and all worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Normally awesome but spoilt for us today.

We visited today and as usual the staff were friendly, helpful and charming apart from one. We had... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 858 1060
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 11am which was perfect. We had heard the monkeys got fed at noon, but had to ask about that when we got there as nothing was posted. Glad we did not miss the feeding. What is different and fun is that a...More

Thank aj082015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cute place, especially for kids. Affordable entrance and animal interaction, and all worth it. My 2 year old had such an amazing time meeting the monkeys. The building structures needs some maintenance, but I can see that the money goes into looking after the...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited with 2 young children; they both loved it. There is such a wide variety of animals to see. It’s great that for once it is the humans in the cage; and the monkeys are allowed to run free! We stayed for the feeding which...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited today and as usual the staff were friendly, helpful and charming apart from one. We had returned to do the monkey interaction, as we came a few days ago and were unable to due to the rain. We were told we could return...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I visited just in time for the 12:00 tour which coincides with feeding time as well.The guide was very informative and told many amusing stories about the place's inmates.This is a good family outing as they have a restaurant,play and braai areas...More

Thank GeraldineS601
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice in general with lots of trees for some monkeys and little cages for others. Some pretty sad birds too but no history provided. Lots of signs weathered beyond recognition. Agree with others ... chimps look very sad but since we didn't know their history...More

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Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are truly concerned by your review. All our rates are CLEARLY available on our website. We are always confused when visitors complain about fees when it is available on our website. We always...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Very interesting place to get close to animals. Wide variety of fascinating monkeys, baboons, apes and gorillas. Enjoyed my visit

Thank ficker
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The animal interaction are great and the staff are friendly, but this place is really small. Not well maintained, and felt a little 'dirty' yes it a animal farm house but it was a little smelly

Thank Rosheen H
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. The tour started at 12 and finished just after 1pm, it is educational, awesome and fun. R90 per adult. Hyperli deals coming soon. Get ready to know your monkeys from your apes! Alan is a friendly and passionate host. Sammy and the gorillas...More

Thank CEM16
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Monkey Town is one of the greatest activities to do in Cape Town! Great variety of monkeys and reptiles but the best part is you get to have a monkey interaction with the sweetest little monkeys and you get to take amazing pictures that you...More

Thank Sissy S
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Dear Sissy S Thank you very much for taking the time to review Monkey Town on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read your review and appreciate your visit to our establishment. We hope to welcome you back to Monkey Town soon. All the best!

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November 27, 2017|
Response from Melissa G | Reviewed this property |
Good day, thank you for your enquiry. Kindly provide us with your email address and we can send you the relevant information. Thank you The Monkey Town Team
November 20, 2017|
Response from Rene G | Property representative |
Good day, thank you for your enquiry. Kindly send us your email address and we can provide you with the Day Visitor Booking Form. All our rates are on the booking form - we work strictly on bookings only. Thank... More
May 11, 2017|
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Response from MMSIM | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seen this. The entrance fees above seem to cover it and the centre is just off the N2 outside of Somerset West, so a very quick drive.