Approaching Monkeyland the world’s first free-roaming, multi-species Primate Sanctuary, you are filled with excitement as you hear the various primates chattering away. If you are lucky, you will hear the Howlers do their daily call or the Gibbons serenade nature or the Black and White Ruffed lemurs doing a location call through the sanctuary.

Monkeyland is a forever home to ex-captive primates from closed down zoo’s, parks, or even ex-pets. Over 550 apes, monkeys and lemurs live at Monkeyland.

On a visit to Monkeyland one of the most experienced primate guides in South Africa will take you on a 1 hour guided tour through the forest.  During the tour the guides will point out the array of primates living out their natural lives in the 12-ha indigenous forest and regal you with stories about them as well as some fun facts. You will be given ample time to take photos and ask question.

If you require your guided tour not to be in English but in Afrikaans or French then please book this at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability.

  • This sanctuary is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. 
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • All Weather facility – during rain you will get wet.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 534 8906


Check In / Out

Open daily from 08:00 – 17:00


Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602
Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2 highway

GPS Coordinates:
33°57’52.0″S 23°29’01.6″E
(-33.964434, 23.483778)