Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Visit MonkeylandKZN near Ballito in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the sister
sanctuary to Plettenberg Bay’s Monkeyland - the world's
first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary.


Welcome to MonkeylandKZN

A true primate sanctuary

MonkeylandKZN is a free-roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary near Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal. It's mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primate cousins and the threats and challenges they are facing.

Read more
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Birds of Eden Free Flight Bird Sanctuary
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
SAASA - South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance

Award Winning Sanctuaries

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.

Best Animal Welfare Initiative' at the World Responsible Tourism Awards Overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction 2014 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction 2019 Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'

Book your adventure now!

For additional information please contact us on 032 004 0178.

Tickets cost:

  • Adults: R320
  • Children (aged 3 to 12): R160
  • Children under 3: free

For assistance, or groups larger than 10 people please contact us on 032 004 0178.

Book A Tour

Send me an E-Brochure with rates and more!

Latest News

Monkey Festival July 2022

We are excited to have you join us for our MONKEY FESTIVAL on the 8th 9th and 10th of July 2022. Each day will have a different theme to awaken different senses for your little one and for you. We want to see their imagination take flight with speed like when a Gibbon is on flight through the forest. We want to hear their howls of laughter like the Black and White Ruffed Lemurs when they see something and want to tell the whole troop. We want to hear their excited giggles and chatter like when the Capuchins have found something yummy to eat in the forest. We want to see them look for the treasures like the Squirrel monkeys when they search for grubs. Join us, won’t you? There will be prizes to be won daily to make this adventure surely worth your time. Also…you get to spend the day in our forest with our amazing animals.

More News
Latest News
  • The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.

    David Attenborough
  • I believe that conservation education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.

    Niel Shrenk
    Safari guide, Monkeyland
  • People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure. The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see a monkey except in a picture book?

    Amanda Dreyer
  • People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.

    Lazare Kokolo
    Safari guide, Monkeyland
  • At Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay you've got the lemurs and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world can really be like.

    Hilletje Moller
    Volunteer safari guide
  • The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.

    Christian Schauerte
    Ex-curator of primates, Monkeyland
  • Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.

    Lee Dekker
    Manager of Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
  • I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.

    Steve Irwin


- From the N2, take exit 222 for Tinley Manor Beach / Shakaskraal;
- Head inland towards Shakaskraal and stay on this road for approximately 16kms;
- After 6kms, at the junction with the R102, cross straight over the R102 towards Glendale;
- You will find Monkeyland-KZN a little under 10kms further down this road on the left-hand side.

Get In Touch

Dolphin Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Phone: +27 (0)32 004 0178
Mobile: +27 (0)66 479 6138