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Monkey Town Primate Centre

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Address: Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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+27 21 858 1060
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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As always I read the different reviews prior to visiting a venue, so I was aware of one or two negative reviews in amongst the majority of positive ones. I always like to give a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Guernsey
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Guernsey
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184 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always I read the different reviews prior to visiting a venue, so I was aware of one or two negative reviews in amongst the majority of positive ones. I always like to give a venue a chance though. Yes it is true that the venue is in need of an update, especially by today's standards, but did that spoil... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place for the family to visit. Good education for the children. Plenty to see. Lots of different animals and birds to see

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Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Monkey Town. More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two boys here during the school holidays. It was great fun. Not cheap, but worth it. They had an awesome time. The place is a bit run down here and there, but I can understand that this place does not print money. There are many monkeys and other animals. There is also an encounter where you go... More 

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Dartford
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136 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

They say there that it's the humans who are caged and in certain areas this is true. Other inmates are in appropriate-sized cages with plenty of enrichment, playthings etc. Chimpanzee island is particularly pleasing to see - and the talk by the keeper was excellent; amusing, informative and entertaining. His interaction by signing with the chimpanzees was fascinating and funny.... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My son & his family were out from the UK recently & and we took them to the sanctuary. A great time was had by everyone and I felt that it was very educational for the children. We also visited the adjacent Snake Park and were blown away by the specimens, in all my years this must be the best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

we visited monkey town as it was around the corner from where we were staying and it was a rainy day, we stumbled across this flyer so decided to give it a shot. We all loved it its well worth the money and you can tell everyone there really cares for the animals. I would recommend visiting during feeding time... More 

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amsterdam
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101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This attraction is surprisingly well maintained and a must do for cloudy days. It is a big parc about Monkeys and snakes. Very well maintained and visited by schools. Cheap entrance fee (20 rand) for a few hours fun. Watch the signs as the parc is not well indicated: on the Mondeorroad parallel of the N2 to Gordons bay

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I will surely go again. We would like a booklet of Monkey town so that the kids can take it to school and show the other kids and teacher.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

not a bad place for kiddies. they were more interested in the play park that the primates. Walk park/ tour is very short, the tour guide Alan was very funny, informative and loud :) the kids enjoyed the play area. pity one has to paid extra, since one can not bring in your own food on the premises, there were... More 

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Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this review

Good day Thank you very much for taking the time to review our establishment, we really appreciate it. Our guided public tour starts at 12h00 daily and ends at 13h15 and includes two public feedings - most visitors feel that this is long enough, otherwise their children loose interest. But we would kindly like to mention that our entrance rates... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017

the tour was very educational and informative. I will visit monkey town again should I find myself in Cape Town again...

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