Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay opened its doors to the public on the 6th of April 1998. This primate sanctuary is the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The sanctuary caters for several species of primates who are not caged. They are free to move about the forest and they just love it!
Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay
The emphasis during the guided safari is on searching for the primates. You will see them roaming free and in a natural habitat. You get all information about them during a guided tour. The tours are fun, exciting and educational. You leave the sanctuary with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing.
It is the worlds first free roaming multi-species sanctuary situated in Plettenberg Bay. On the guided tour you can expect to see a variety of primates. Ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar. The rangers will tell you all about these fascinating mammals. They also point out, identify and explain the many wonders of life in the forest.
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) is a non-profit organisation. Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay has secured the future of all the primates which reach the sanctuary. They are the sole custodian of all the primates at Monkeyland. They are also responsible for the development and implementation of the “Eden Syndrome”. This is the process used at Monkeyland to prepare previously caged primates for their release into the sanctuary.
How to book your Monkeyland tour
Our helpful staff will gladly assist you to book your Monkeyland tour. You will receive a 10% discount voucher at the Albergo Activity Center. We can also arrange a shuttle for you!
Book your Monkeyland & Birds of Eden & Jukani tour and get up to 30% discount on your entrance fee!
Albergo for Backpackers offers accommodation close to Monkeyland. We are about 25 km away, which is about a 30 minute drive. We offer the following accommodation at Albergo for Backpackers: Camping, Dorms, Double/Twin rooms and smaller dorm rooms 4 – 6 persons. You can find our rates here!. You can send us an e-mail or you can fill out the contact form when you would like to make a booking for accommodation or when you need any information. Or click the “Book Online” button on the page when you would like to book your accommodation.