We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monkey Town Primate Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 858 1060
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
  • 6
  • 7
Monkey Business

We had a fabulous time, first to arrive and almost last to leave ,I think the adults actually had so much more fun than the kids.Staff are very friendly and helpful,also very well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cape Town, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 127: English reviews
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been fortunate enough to be a regular visitor at Monkey Town for the past few years, and I simply can not rate Monkey Town highly enough! If you're an animal lover by any means, then this is by far the best place to visit in the Western Cape area. The main attraction would be the feeding of the... More 

Thank TanyaFicker
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time, first to arrive and almost last to leave ,I think the adults actually had so much more fun than the kids.Staff are very friendly and helpful,also very well informed about all the monkeys and other animals at the centre.I love how the owners/mangement at Monkey Town try to keep the area as natural as possible... More 

Thank mickey10142016
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had so much fun at Monkey town. To see all the different kind of monkeys, my son enjoyed it so much. The best was the chimps. We arrived on feeding time so it was awesome to see how they ate in their own habitat.

Thank tachae2016
Level Contributor
220 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had my son's birthday party at Monkey Town. The facilities are tired and are in need of upgrading. The kids enjoyed the outing.

Thank Clinton C
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff at the front but the animals are in cages and don't appear to be well kept. Warning at the chimpanzee section the animals are above you and are defecating and urinating on you as you pass under them. Our 5 yo became hysterical as the animals chase you as you move away. All in all not a child... More 

Thank Terry C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this place today on a quiet time of the year and the weather not so nice but this place definitely put the sunshine in our day, we were greated by a lovely man with great humor and knowledge of the primates, we were treated like royalty and had a great time with the interaction, the monkeys are... More 

1 Thank paulvR4875WD
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great experience, learnt such a lot about the wildlife and the staff are so knowledgable and friendly and most of all the kids had fun!

Thank Ryan R
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Was a nice experience and the education happening is amazing but I am always so sorry for the poor animals kept in captivity. Here they are seemingly happy and well looked after, and the people are in the cage, with animal (almost) free.

1 Thank Tertius K
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I found tour guide to be knowledgeable and accommodating. He made the learning experience interesting and fun. Some of the animals have been rescued and have interesting stories that we can learn from. We interacted with the small monkeys and were able to feed them. I definitely recommend this as it was great fun for all and a fantastic experience.

1 Thank Michelle_DeAtouguia
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited this site during feeding time (approx 12). Forest feeding following by the chimp feeding. Then we did the interactive but where tiny monkeys climb on your arms and head. Kids loved it

Thank SeamieFitz

Travellers who viewed Monkey Town Primate Centre also viewed

Somerset West, Cape Town
Somerset West, Cape Town
Somerset West, Cape Town

Been to Monkey Town Primate Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monkey Town Primate Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?