The Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa is the first sanctuary of its kind where primates are free to roam. Its mission is to increase public awareness about the challenges facing primates and promote greater understanding of our primate relatives.

We allow an average of 15 people per tour, about an 800-meter stop and stroll walk through the forest on a guided walking safari. All safaris start and end at the Main Lodge building.


Our Sanctuaries = Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are open from 8am to 5pm, but if you need to visit at any other time, please arrange it beforehand. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is open daily from 9am to 5pm, but the last entry is strictly at 3:45pm.

All our sanctuaries are all-weather facilities and can accommodate people of all ages and group sizes. The entrance fee to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, and Jukani is a day rate. Children aged 2 years and younger can enter for free, and we offer a 10% discount to all South African pensioners on our normal rates.

At both Monkeyland and Jukani, safari guides conduct all tours. Tours at Monkeyland last between 45 minutes and 1 hour, and at Jukani, tours last between 60 and 90 minutes. Unless you request otherwise, tours are conducted in English or Afrikaans.

At Monkeyland, we have safari guides who can speak German and French. Please book your non-English tour at least 24 to 48 hours in advance. All our sanctuaries and facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, and we have curio stores and restaurant facilities.

Our sanctuaries are strictly hands-off, and we offer affordable annual sanctuary membership options. Remember to pack your camera, but please note that selfie-sticks and GoPro extenders are not permitted. Finally, remember to wear comfortable shoes, and we also offer a pensioner rate.