Monkeyland is a free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary close to Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape. Monkeyland aims to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.

Monkeyland was the brainchild of Tony Blignaut whose dream was to create a forest sanctuary that restored the freedom of ex-captive primates.

Having researched the situation of captive primates in South Africa he found that many exotic species lived in terrible conditions in people’s homes. Pet primate owners are often overwhelmed by the difficulties of keeping intelligent wild animals as pets and, prior to Monkeyland they had no place to turn for a more appropriate home. Other primates are kept in equally terrible conditions in circuses and laboratories. Furthermore, many zoos have ‘surplus’ primates, for which they no longer have space. And so, after much hard work, in 1998 the world’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary was born.

Opening Hours

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

Address

Our Address:

Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

GPS:

-33.964691, 23.483533999999963

Telephone:
Email:

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