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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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“monkey business”(23 reviews)
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 2 days ago via mobile

We've been there with our kids and enjoyed it a lot. The monkeys are amazing and the guidance is very interesting. Great for kids and adults.

Thank YosKon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great walking guided tour and interaction with these curious creatures. We had a wonderful morning walking and finding all types of different monkeys and learning about their habitats, eating and reproduction. Great for all ages. A must is the bird park after this.

Thank 561chantelled
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on one of the guided walks, we had a pre booked session. We were told to wait in the café entry point for a guide and we went with a group. I have to say the Guide was very informative stopping and pointing...More

Thank Mumzacab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we were quite unfortunate to be part of a group that had two unruly children. In retrospect, we should have asked to get out and join another group or ask for a refund. The guide was out of his wits as he didn’t know...More

Thank yolisanjamela2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something magical about walking through indigenous forest and having curious chattering primates of varying species following along. The Monkeyland guide we had was wonderful! What a font of not only general knowledge on the 700+ creatures living freely in this space, but the...More

Thank Mandy-Lee_Miller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great forested environment for previously abused and or captive primates. Very knowledgeable guides. Takes about 1.5 hours to walk around. Excellent value. Buy the joint ticket.

Thank WeymouthGolfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely attraction along the Garden Route. It is amazing to walk around the forest with monkeys only a few feet away. Our guide gave us lots of information and we had plenty of wonderful photo opportunities. well worth a visit.

Thank niamh008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience walking through the sanctuary (with a guide) and having such a variery of primates walk around us. Plenty of time to stop and watch them play. Lovely setting, including an Indiana Jones type rope bridge. Highly recommended.

Thank Nellibert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk through a forest with loads of different monkeys foraging around you, calling in the trees and interacting with each other. Not all indigenous to South Africa but they are all rescued and need a home too

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit here. We went pretty early in the morning and we had a guided tour just the two of us. Our guide was very good and had no problem answering our questions. I think there are 11 different...More

Thank Murphy2k14
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17 October 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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19 September 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.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
It's a 30-45min drive from Plettenberg bay