About Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is a modern primate sanctuary established in a pristine natural high canopy forest which is well suited to those primates fortunate enough to live there.

Did you know? Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is unique in that it caters for several species of primate, and they are not caged, they are free to move about the forest, and do so in harmony.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of the sanctuary is that it is both a multi specie and free-roaming facility.

Monkeyland is totally self sustaining from the revenue it derives from tourism, this revenue is generated by taking visitors out on monkey safaris, and these safaris are conducted by enthusiastic rangers. The safaris which are fun and exciting, are also educational and generally result in our guests leaving the sanctuary with a whole new focus on the primates of the world and the problems they are facing.

Monkeyland has through the establishment of the Touch a Monkeys Heart Foundation; a non-profit organisation or as they are better known in South Africa, a Section 21 Company, secured the future of all the primates which reach Monkeyland.

Over and above being the sole custodian of all the primates at Monkeyland, The Foundation is also responsible for the development and implementation of The Eden Syndrome, which is the process used at Monkeyland to prepare previously caged primates for their eventual release into the sanctuary.

Possibly the important aspect emanating from the existence of the sanctuary, is that Monkeyland is a living example that these wonderful creatures can be kept in an almost wild state. From this must surely come the realisation that re-introducing primates to their habitats of origin from this wilder state must stand a far greater chance of success as a result.

Lunch in the lively forest of Monkeyland is a unique experience. It is the only eating spot in the world where you can actually sip your coffee while you watch a large variety of primates, from all over the world, playing - enjoying their new-found freedom.

Entrance to Monkeyland is free, however there is a fee for the guided safaris. Note that these guided safaris are open ended which means that one may go on as many safaris as you wish, in a given day, having only paid for the first excursion. A visit to Monkeyland is a must for every local resident of, and visitor to The Garden Route. So swing by visit this awesome monkey kingdom.

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WhereMonkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

WhenDaily from 08h00 to 17h00.

Telephone+27 (0)44 534-8906

OvernightStay in Plettenberg Bay Accommodation, Garden Route


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