Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Visit MonkeylandKZN in Ballito, 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 in Ballito, Kwa-Zulu 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 Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'

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Adventure Today

Adult rates for Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Single Ticket: from R 260.00 (adult)
    R 130.00 (child 3/12years)
  • Combo Ticket (any 2 sanctuaries): from R 410.00
    (adult) R 205.00 (child 3/12years)
  • Triptic Ticket (all 3 sanctuaries): R 520.00 (adult)
    R 260.00 (child 3/12years)

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

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About Primates

The primate family can be devided into two different groups and then into five subgroups, which encompass all 234 species of primates. To begin with, we need to define what it is exactly that makes an animal part of the primate family and how these physical characteristics assist the animal in its day-to-day life.

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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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Get In Touch

Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Phone: +27 (0)44 534 8906
Fax: +27 (0)86 7608605
Mobile: +27 (0)82 979 5683