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.

Monkeyland-KZN is temporarily closed.


As a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, to protect our visitors and staff, we have taken the decision to temporarily close Monkeyland-KZN. We will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so. Please check here and on our Facebook page (@Monkeylandkzn) for information regarding when we are able to re-open. Thank you for your support and understanding.



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.

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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'

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Pre-booking is not required. Same day bookings are not available online - please call 032 004 0178

Our safari guides are multi-lingual but language-specific tours can arranged.

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Monkeyland KZN - now an award-winning sanctuary

On 15 September 2019, during the opening ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress held onboard the Royal Caribbean “Symphony of the Seas” – SAASA was awarded the prestigious accolade of being Global “Major Tourist Attraction”, making SAASA the official winners of the 2019 Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the category of Major Tourist Attraction. Kwa-Zulu Natal is now the proud home of an internationally award-winning Sanctuary – Monkeyland KZN.

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  • 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

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- 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