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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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Monkeyland Guided Tour in Plettenberg Bay
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great close ups to monkeys, lots of information on guided tour... you do however stand for long periods at one location listening to guide. can get tedious for children and parents

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I had an awesome 2 hours in there. Guided tour isn't really expensive at all and you get to know so much and see so many monkeys and apes (yes, now I know what's the difference) that you're head's spinning!

I wouldn't really recommend it for families with really young kids. The tour is really informative and younger kids tended to get a bit bored when their parents were asking more and more questions about the amazing animals.

Definitely a "must see" if you're passing by the area.

Thank Heri H
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Expert guide Clive provided great photo opportunites and information regarding different species of monkeys. Truely a walking encyclopedia! No cages and free running monkeys! Not to be missed by beginner and amature photographers!

Thank Nic L
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

A fun outdoor experience for the whole family. A great way to get close to the monkeys, and learn a lot about them in the process. The guide was very friendly, and very informative.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husbdand and I took a trip down the Garden route while on our second honyemoon. Monkeylkand was one of our stops.

The Guides are very informative, we learnt a lot. Beautiful scenary. We got to see 8 of the 10 monkey species helld in th park. Have already and will recommned it for futire trips to friends, fmaily and tourists.
Amazing to exoreice the beauty of your own country.

Thank Samantha h
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