Categories:Tourist Attractions and Tours / Sightseeing
Special Categories:Animal Sanctuaries and Bird Sanctuaries
• Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary www.monkeyland.co.za (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) The world’s first free-roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 500+ resident primates in their forest home, there is also a restaurant, souvenir store and viewing deck, and a 128 metre suspended canopy walk. Monkeyland’s safari guides are multi-lingual, languages spoken include German, Dutch, French and Spanish. Monkeyland is the only Fairtrade accredited primate sanctuary in South Africa.
• Birds of Eden www.birdsofeden.co.za (next to Monkeyland) The world’s largest free-flight bird aviary (50 metres high, covering 23 000 square meters of forest). Birds of Eden houses more than 3,500 specimens of more than 280 species, with the main focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, an amphitheatre (maximum audience: 200), a restaurant, several ponds and dams and a souvenir store. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request. Birds of Eden is the only Fairtrade accredited bird sanctuary in South Africa.
• Jukani Wildlife Sanctaury www.jukani.co.za (purchased by Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and relocated to Plettenberg Bay August 2013). Jukani is home to big cats such as lions (white and tawny), cheetahs, tigers (Siberian, Bengal and white), leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal, serval cats and other wildlife species such as zebra, springbuck, zorilla, honey badger and various snake species.
Monkeyland – the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary (located in The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) – offers tours (we call them monkey safaris) during which you’ll see more than 550 primates comprising of capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, saki monkeys, squirrel monkeys, vervet monkeys, 2 species of langur, howler monkeys, gibbons, etc in their forest home. You will also experience our 128-metre suspended canopy walk whilst on tour. There’s also a restaurant, souvenir store, and viewing deck. Our safari guides are multi-lingual (English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish).
Birds Of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland.
The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 7km before Monkeyland’s turn-off when coming from Plettenberg Bay. It can be found on the right hand side of the N2 after the cell phone tower. (Jukani is situated next to the Plettenberg Bay Puzzle Park – the attractions share the same parking lot).
Directions from Cape Town’s side
Monkeyland is situated about 150km from Mossel Bay and about 50km from Knysna. Our exact location is The Crags, which is 16km east from Plettenberg Bay. Simply take the N2, pass Knysna, pass Plettenberg Bay and continue past Keurboomstrand on to The Crags. You will notice a Monkeyland sign on the N2, near the BP Garage (the Garage is also known as the Garden Route Superrette). Take the turn-off (on the right) at this BP Garage and follow the Monkeyland signs for a further 2km. We are situated 2km off the N2, and our tarred road is well signed.
Directions from Port Elizabeth’s side
Monkeyland is situated about 240km from PE (on the N2) the ocean), pass the Nature’s Valley turn-off (about 16km from the toll gate), continue a further 500 meters on the N2 and turn to your left at the Monkeyland sign. Follow our signs for 2km on the tarred road.