Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) The world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 550+ resident primates in their forest home, there is also a restaurant, souvenir store and viewing deck, and a 128-metre suspended canopy walk. Monkeyland’s safari guides are multi-lingual, languages spoken include German, French and Spanish.
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary Admire the majestic big cats of the world – Lions, Tigers, Puma, Leopards and Jaguars. The wild animals - at their forever home – Jukani, have been rescued or re homed from facilities that could no longer care for them. At Jukani they can now explore their large natural habitats, designed and built around each individual animal’s needs. They are free of exploitation and the stress caused by human interaction. On your 80-minute walking safari with one of our knowledgeable guides you will also find Raccoons, a Honey badger, Caracal, an African polecat, some Zebra and Springbok and predators such as the Spotted Hyena. You will find hope in #TrueSanctuaries and be made aware of the plight of these animals – realising that through lifestyle changes and choices you can contribute to a chance at a better future for them. Please refrain from visiting wildlife facilities where you are able to cuddle cubs, walk with or cuddle apex cats, and dont support facilities promoting feeding tours. Wild animals should not have to preform for their food, neither should they be subjected to being petted, hugged and harrassed all day for human entertainment. Wild animals are #NotEntertainers.
Birds of Eden (next to Monkeyland) The world’s largest free-flight bird aviary (50 metres high, covering 23 000 square meters of forest). Birds of Eden houses more than 3,500 specimens of more than 220 species, with the focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, a restaurant, several ponds and dams and a themed souveniour store. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.
Monkeyland KZN, the newest addition to the award-winning South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), is the largest free-roaming, multi-specie primate sanctuary in Africa and SAASA’s first sanctuary in KwaZulu-Natal. Our sanctuary is currently home to 8 different species of rescued exotic primates. A variety of indigenous wildlife occur naturally in our stunning 23-hectare forest, including Natal Duiker, Blue Duiker, Bushbuck, Vervets and Thick-Tailed Bush Babies as well as a huge variety of birdlife.
Visitors are transported on safari vehicles from our reception site to our forest where they will go on a guided walking tour. Tours generally take between an hour between an hour and an hour and a half during which time visitors will learn about our species’ unique behaviours and characteristics and the threats and challenges they face in the wild and in captivity. Tours depart from our reception every 30 minutes.
For further information about the SAASA sanctuaries please contact Lara 0829795683