Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary with 12 hectares of indigenous forest which is home to over 500 primates of 9 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, 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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA200 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Monkey land is a fascinating place to visit. It is a free roaming primate sanctuary. We had a private tour and it was wonderful to see them roam around on the ground and be on the trees. We saw many primates of various species.

The birds of Eden is next door - also worth a visit.
Written 18 November 2023
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Helen R
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Enjoyed this tour and seeing the animals up close. They appear to be committed to improving the lives of the animals and not exploiting them. Loved the lemurs. Guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions
Written 4 November 2023
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mslymfl
Toronto, Canada42 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was fun – just make sure there’s no monkey in the tree above you! 😊 The guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. It was very low-key – just walking around with the monkeys and lemurs running here and there. Would be really fun with kids.
Written 1 November 2023
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Andrew K
Oxford, UK1,199 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Went here as it wasn't great weather and it was near our lodge. Staff were generally friendly and knowledgeable, our guide made the trip interesting. Not a great variety of monkeys but that's probably because they restrict the species to Southern Africa. Worth a visit if you've not got spare time
Written 11 October 2023
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David
Worcester, UK24 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a great place to visit where the tours are guided. Much useful information is learned from the expert guide, and there are many species of monkeys/apes to be easily seen in a natural environment. We bought a combined Bird/monkey ticket, which proved very worthwhile.
Written 4 October 2023
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David
Worcester, UK24 contributions
This is a great place to visit if you have two or three hours to spare, although you could go through in a short period of time. There are some amazing birds which are all easily visible and an incredible variety with some of the most beautiful colours imaginable. The environment is extremely natural, and although it is a very, very large enclosure – there is no sense that it is artificial or contrived. All birds have been rescued and the ethos has to be commended. A very well worthwhile excursion.
Written 4 October 2023
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hallimad
Rugby, UK18 contributions
The visit to monkey land is with a tour guide only, which is great because they can tell you all about the monkeys, help you to spot them all and make sure visitors behave themselves - you cannot touch or feed the monkeys. We loved the philosophy of the place and found the experience to be very considerate of the monkeys but yet a close up experience of them. We learned a lot and we would definitely do it again. We all loved every minute of ot. Our guide was great. Our family highly rated this experience.
We also visited bird land next door and enjoyed that too.
Highly recommend.
Written 17 September 2023
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Theo V
Genolier, Switzerland38 contributions
Extremely interesting, a must do with children. The walk through the park is easy and accessible for children and elderly folks. The guide was very knowledgeable and professional.
Written 16 August 2023
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Pulkit Baheria
Bengaluru, India110 contributions
This is not something that you have to do, but if you are in plattenberg bay and have time to spare, this is something that can be done. We had enjoyed it as it was quite nice to see all the monkey species and a good walk in the sanctuary.
Our guide, Ralph actually made it a lot better.
Written 15 August 2023
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peach_293
Central Coast, Australia24 contributions
Really great experience at a sanctuary as close to wild as you can get. The guides are so knowledgeable about all the different types of monkeys. It is strictly hands-off and the monkeys are not socialised to humans, it is great to walk amongst the forest and watch all the different types of monkey going about their normal business, scaling treetops, eating, and calling to each other. A fantastic, ethical, and animal-respectful experience.
Written 29 July 2023
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