20 November 2009 Blog

2nd July 2010

They were kind enough to offer me a ride and I tagged along. Thanks Ilse, Hanvis and Charmaine :)

 

Monkeyland is a 12 hectare sanctuary providing a guided tour of the place. Basic rule - don't feed the monkeys, don't touch them and when looking up, keep your mouth closed, you don't know what a monkey would drop :)

They had monkeys, lemurs, apes (only one, didn't see him) and turtles. Had a really funny guide, so spent half the time laughing at his jokes

Monkeyland also has the third longest swing bridge in the world (128 meters, the longest is in Vancouver and the second longest in Ghana), crossed it. Its a funny feeling when the bridge under you starts to move around :)

Monkeys regularly jump out of the sanctuary, but come back because the food is easily available here. These monkeys were all pets earlier.

 

Birds of Eden is spectacular, the variety of birds there and how closely one can watch them is mind boggling. We even managed to have one bird sit on our hands (against regulations, mind you!) thanks to Ilse's charming personality :) I have tried to name each of the birds and where they are found in the world based on the identification guide we were given

Had a fabulous time overall and got dropped off the backpackers in Plett. Thanks again guys!
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