Monkeyland Plett

A primate sanctuary is a great place to see monkeys in their natural habitat, as well as pre-monkey animals who have taken your attention hostage. Free walking safaris through Monkeyland take you to a land of enormous sparkling eyes and thick tails that bring back childhood memories of playing in tree houses.

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Daily from 08h30 to 17h00 All weather. Book tours in advance. Tours available in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, German, Italian, French, Spanish.


Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg bay, Garden Route.


These unique free-roaming animals are shown in our natural environment through eco-sensitive routes. Some of these creatures have been rescued or rehabilitated, while others were bred in this Garden Route realm.

Guided Tour of Monkey Species

Knowledgeable game rangers guide visitors to see monkeys foraging, mating, and playing while utterly oblivious to the humans watching them. Several monkey species are found in the area, including Spider Monkeys, Brown Howler Monkeys, Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Black Lemurs, Cottontop Tamarins, Grey Necked Owl Monkeys, Golden-handed Tamarins, Ringtail Lemurs, Spectacled Langurs, Tufted or Brown Capuchins, Vervent Monkeys, and White-handed Gibbons.

Explore the Afromontane Forest

A rambunctious monkey breed is present on all four continents: Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and South America. The diverse bird life chirps through the forest as multilingual tour guides reveal monkey secrets to interested onlookers; monkeys entertain themselves by imitating the visitors; ‘monkey see, monkey do,’ as the saying goes. In this 23-hectare Afromontane Forest, you may walk through the native tree trunks and bushes, some of which have branches that extend up to 60 meters into the air.

Plant species found in the area

Among the plant species that can be found in this area are: Candlewood, Wild Peach, Bracket Fungus, Outeniqua Yellowwood, Wild Pear, The Common Forest Grape, Wild Olive, White Stinkwood, Climbing Saffronwood, Black Stinkwood, September Bush, Real Yellowwood, Pennywort, Hard Pear, Bastard Taaibos, Bushman Poison Bulb, White Whitchhazel, Small Knobwood, Cape Beech, Sieketroos, Assegai, Common Spikethorn, Common Turkey-Berry, Red-Currant, Silky Bark, Dawidjiewortel, Castor-oil Plant, Brandblare, Spoonwood, Cat-thorn, Bladder-nut, Wild Mint, and Sagewood trees are all species of plants that can be found in this area. You will see life from a monkey’s perspective as you go through the forest, dodging branches and roots.

Rope Suspension Bridge and Other Amenities

As you cross Africa’s largest rope suspension bridge across a steep gorge, you’ll get a bird’s eye perspective of life. If you’re not satisfied with a diet of berries alone, or a grass skirt doesn’t flatter your form, you may refuel at Forest Café and shop at the Forest Shop.

Adopt a Primate and Donate to the Foundation

Obtain permission from the caretaker of Monkeyland to adopt a primate. Help rescue a monkey by donating to the Touch a Monkey’s Heart Foundation.


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