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Duration: 60 minute(s)
Minimum Age: 0 years minimum
Max Height: 0.0
Fitness: no fitness requirement
Qualifications: No Certification Required
Max Weight: 0.0 kg
Certification: No Certification Required
Experience Level: no experience requirement
Adults Allowed : Yes
Children Allowed : Yes
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary.
More than 450 primates free-roam the Monkeyland’s forest. Around 450 apes, monkeys and lemurs live at Monkeyland, including gibbons, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, miniature monkeys, vervets, saki monkeys, howler monkeys, two species of langurs and three species of lemur.
Changing the Ways People Think About Primates: What is a primate? A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. Primates are found all over the world. Non-human primates occur mostly in Central and South America, Africa, and southern Asia. A few species exist up into southern Mexico, and in Asia as far north as northern Japan.
Primates face an abundance of factors threatening to put them into extinction, but we can still prevent their loss if we so choose. Surprisingly, many people are not aware of, or choose to ignore, the fact that there are so many primate species on the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, primate conservation is low on the list of priorities for a lot of countries (including ours). The only way things are going to change is if people can learn to respect the other primates as not only a valuable component in the planets ecosystems, but also as our closest species relatives who are in dire need of our help.
Since Monkeyland opened its doors to the public in 1998, the sanctuary has changed the way people think about primates.
Experienced rangers guide one-hour tours through Monkeyland’s indigenous forest in English, Afrikaans, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
NB: Children Rates apply for Children Between 3 years and 12 years.
NB: Children under 3 years enter for Free and don’t have to book.
Advertised Time Slots are only an indication of trip departures as trips can depart a little bit earlier of later as described times.
Where: Jukani GPS: S33’58’41.1” E23’26’15.7”
Birds of Eden and Mokeyland GPS: S33 56’ 46.09" E23 29" 8.13"
Directions From Cape Town:
Jukani is situated about 145 km from Mossel Bay and about 50 km from Knysna. Take the N2 heading towards Plettenberg Bay and continue past Plettenberg Bay remaining on the N2 for about another 10 km. Jukani is a turn to your right next to Plett Puzzle Park and opposite Royston Farms.
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are about 150 km from Mossel Bay and 50 km from Knysna. Take the N2 heading towards Plettenberg Bay and continue past Plettenberg Bay remaining on the N2 for about another 16 km. Take the turn to your right at the second gas station continue to follow the signs for about 2 km.
Directions from Port Elizabeth:
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are situated about 210km from Port Elizabeth. Take the N2 heading towards Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay. About 16 km from the Toll Gate you will go past the sign for Natures Valley. Take the next left at the Gas Station and follow the sign for about 2 km.
For Jukani remain on the N2 for a further 5 km (21km from the Toll gate) and you will see a sign post on your left.
When: Every day all year round.
Weather: These services are NOT weather dependant and rain coats are available at the curio store at the cost of R12 each.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Things to bring: There is a cafeteria available for food and drink.
Guest/Spectators: Disabled guests can enter free of charge.
Exclusions: No Touching or Feeding of Animals
PRIMATE RESORT (PTY) LTD INDEMNITY
All visitors acknowledge that they have read and understand this indemnity & disclaimer and agree to be bound by it, failing which he/she can choose not to enter the sanctuary and if he/she has paid for or bought tickets, to be reimbursed
All visitors enter the sanctuary ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK
This is a wild life sanctuary the animals are wild, roam freely and are not constrained or fenced off from humans
You agree to OBEY AT ALL TIMES ANY ORDERS of management and/ or the Guide.
You hold harmless and indemnify the OPERATOR, the Sanctuary and/or its members or it’s directors and /or employees and/or agents and/or suppliers against any consequences of visitors or incidents at the Sanctuary.
The indemnity includes (without, limiting the generality of the foregoing) any loss of or damage to personal effects, illness, injury, harm or death (howsoever caused) and legal costs (of an attorney and own client scale that the Operator and/or the Sanctuary (or any of the other parties indemnified herein) may incur.
This indemnity will apply irrespective of any act omission or negligence gross or otherwise on the part of the operator the sanctuary and or members and or members and or directors and or employees and or agents and or suppliers.
THE OPERATER the sanctuary and or it’s members and or directors and or employers and or agents and or suppliers will under no circumstances be liable for any indirect consequential or special loss or damage irrespective of the cause.
The above must be read in conjunction with the standard terms and conditions of primates resort PTY LTD a copy of which can be obtained from our offices or which can be viewed on our website namely www.monkeyland.co.za and/or www.birdsofeden.co.za
Return & Refund Policy
In the event of a cancellation by Management, a full refund will be given on the amount paid.
In the event of a cancellation by the client. s full refund will be given on the amount paid.