Monkey Business @Monkeyland
Updated: Jul 26
The WineTots Family had a blast monkeying around the world's first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary in the Crags, Plettenberg Bay, which opened its forest doors to visitors in 1998.
Monkeyland’s mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primate cousins and the threats and challenges they are facing, while providing up close encounters with our forest friends.
Allow about an hour for the guided ‘Monkey Safari’ or walk through the forest during which you’ll be able to spot over 550 primates of various species including Capuchin Monkeys, the stunning Ring-tailed and Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs from Madagascar, the inquisitive Squirrel Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, and our very own local residents the Vervet Monkeys.
If you are fortunate, you may even be treated with catching a glimpse of one of the Gibbons, amazing apes all the way from Asia, swinging by in a tree.
The Monkey Walk also boasts an incredible 128-metre suspension bridge where you can view the rescued primates from another perspective high above the ancient forest, with protected Yellow-wood and Stinkwood trees towering over the forest canopy.
Monkeyland also offers a casual restaurant, a superb souvenir store full of cuddly wild animal toys (which our kids just cannot resist!) & a viewing deck into the forest.
Wineries are just a swing away
Still have some time? Why not soak up the afternoon sun at one of Plett’s lovely, local wineries, only a few swings away. Bramon, Newstead, Lodestone and Kay & Monty are just a scenic drive away.
Join them for a wine tasting, tapas, platters or pizzas. The Plett Winelands are famous for their delicious Sauvignon Blanc and MCC.
Experience pure primate pleasure at Monkeyland from R280 per adult & R140 per child (3-12 y.o), with multi-lingual safari guides at your disposal.
Wacky Wildlife Special:
Monkeyland is currently offering a unique special this winter. Donate R800 to the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) & receive a complementary gift voucher for 1 adult to all three of their sanctuaries: Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary!
This voucher also includes a dolphin and whale watching trip in the Robberg Bay with Ocean Blue Adventures, complements of the Orca Foundation!
Children can experience the same joy with a donation of just R400 to SAASA!
Take part in the #WackyWildlife special and have loads of monkey fun while contributing to wildlife conservation in South Africa.
Want to support them further?
You can buy a square metre of land for a monkey!
With an innovative campaign that transfers control of the land to the animals that live in this award-winning primate sanctuary.
Support the monkeys and their forest home!
If you're on the way to Monkeyland, take some pictures and share them with us on Instagram @Winetots.
We'd love to see you having some fun!
Stay safe and take care!
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Monkeyland, Plett: https://www.monkeyland.co.za/ ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 044 534 8906 / 082 979 5683
Jukani: https://www.jukani.co.za/ ; email@example.com ; 044 534 8409 / 082 979 5683