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Capuchin Monkeys

Capuchins monkeys are not only cute to look at but fun to learn about.

Spring Specials

Time to Spring into Spring with some amazing specials this September month.

Last Weekend For This Special

If you are travelling or visiting with teenagers then you do not want to miss out on our current special.  

Monkeyland Kzn Opening Soon!

Exciting news for monkeys and people alike! Monkeyland KZN opening on Friday 4 September 2020! 

Granny Debees Help Monkeyland

Granny DeBee, the handknitting granny in The Crags decided that she would like to do something special for us and here it is. 

Covid Student Special

Don't miss out on our COVID student special, we are running this special during August 2020. Children aged 3 to 18 may visit any of our 3 Plettenberg Bay sanctuaries for R100. If they visit two of our 3 sanctuaries they pay R130, and if they visit all 3 they pay R165.  As per usual children younger than 3 don't pay to visit us, they simply join for free.

Opening 7 August 2020!

Yes it is true.  Monkeyland will be open for visitors from the 7th! 

Pensioner Tuesday

Every Tuesday we run a pensioner special where pensioners may visit our sanctuaries and pay only half price. 

Birds Of Eden Is Re-opening The 1st Of July 2020

The good news is that the hiking trail at our sister sanctuary Birds of Eden will be opening Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

Nothing Beats A Good Meal

Have you like others wondered what we feed our monkeys, apes and lemurs?  

Filming At Monkeyland

We are open for filming at the 12 hectare natural forest which is Monkeyland. 

Welcome Back To Jukani

We are excited to let you know that you can now go for a hike through the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary as well.  Open daily from 10am with last entry at 2pm. 

Skal Garden Route Member In Miami To Receive International Award

Skål Garden Route is delighted to announce that the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, 2 more sanctuaries in Plet (The Crags) & 1 in Balito, KZN is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions. Lara Mostert was in Miami to collect the award on behalf of SAASA.ational invited entries for the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards. A total of 56 entries from 25 countries from all over the world have t...

The Lowdown In Plett High Five

The boss of adventure destinations, Plettenberg Bay, is bringing out the big guns for a season of adventure in nature: brace yourself for the Plett HIGH FIVE, the best excuse to head to Plett from 23 – 29 September 2019.

Our African Grey Project At Our Sister Sanctuary Birds Of Eden

The aim: Finding a decent solution for the washouts of the African Grey Parrot pet industry in South Africa, a new home for ex-pet African Grey Parrots.

Monkeyland Kzn To Open 13th Of April 2019

Yes it is finally happening.  The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance is adding a Fourth sanctuary to the mix.  The newest addition will be a primate sanctuary and for the first time ever the SAASA sanctuary will not be located on the Garden Route of South Africa.  The new primate sanctuary dubbed MonkeylandKZN will be in the equally beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Do Lemurs Really Have Two Tongues?

Lemurs are small primates that live in Madagascar, spending most of their time in trees. They typically live in social groups of 13 to 18 lemurs, and help develop these bonds by grooming each other regularly. Lemurs have a main tongue used for eating, but they have a second tongue hidden under the first.

13million Year Old Monkey Skull Found In Kenya

A group of scientists have found what may be the most intact fossilized primate skull ever discovered, and the find could shed light on the common evolutionary heritage shared by apes and humans.  

The Wild Wildlife Of Monkeyland

Here is the proof that I am sharing my world with wild animals.   One of my favourite things about living in a rural area (The Crags - Plettenberg Bay) is that I share my world with wild animals.  This morning when I arrived at work the wild animals decided for me that I will be late getting into my office.