Fun monkeying around at Monkeyland-KZN in KwaZulu-Natal!

SAASA Monkeyland-KZN


Get into the swing of things and have some fun with the whole family at Monkeyland-KZN in the Dolphin Coast. Its popular sister sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, Monkeyland, is the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary.

Monkeyland-KZN opened their doors in April 2019 and is the latest addition to the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance group which also includes Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary who have won several awards.

Situated in the Dolphin Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, Monkeyland-KZN is a must-see attraction whether you are a local or travelling through town.

The main mission at Monkeyland-KZN is to educate and foster a greater understanding of primates as well as the threats and challenges they are facing.

Monkeyland-KZN is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA),

Family fun at Monkeyland-KZN

SAASA Monkeyland-KZN

At Monkeyland–KZN, you can enjoy tours of the hidden forest on their Monkey Safaris which allow you to spot the various species of primates that call the sanctuary their home, such as capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, buff-cheeked gibbons, squirrel monkeys and black howler monkeys.

During a walking tour of their forest, you can encounter beautiful natural wonders that photographers and Instagrammers will love. Make sure you buy some souvenirs of your visit from the gift shop in the reception area!

When you start to feel a bit peckish you can make a stop at the pizza restaurant and enjoy a light meal with the whole family. There is also an outdoor children’s play area and environmental cinema to keep the kids entertained at all times during their visit.

This eco-attraction is 100% family-friendly and can be visited no matter what the weather may bring. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable, closed shoes during their visit and to apply a decent layer of mosquito repellent as well.

Top reasons for visiting Monkeyland-KZN:

SAASA Monkeyland-KZN
  1. You can see a variety of species of primates roaming freely in their forest home.
  2. As you walk through the forest you will get to enjoy incredible natural surroundings.
  3. The tours are educational and cater for families and children of all ages.
  4. Monkeyland-KZN has its own restaurant where you can sit together as a family and enjoy a delicious pizza meal.
  5. There are plenty of areas for the kids to play and have fun during your visit.

To find out more about Monkeyland-KZN, give them a call on 032 004 0178/066 479 6138 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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