Accommodation near Monkeyland

The Garden Route is renowned for its excellent and consistent weather, the stunning beach, the gorgeous mountain and the indigenous forest. There is a lot of eco-tourism in the area too, and Monkeyland falls into this category.

Located 16 kilometres from Plettenberg Bay, Monkeyland is a sanctuary in every sense of the word. It takes up a 23 hectare section of the forest, where primates from a variety of different origins dance through the trees, living the life of riley and intriguing visitors to the centre - young and old alike.

Primate species found at the centre are diverse and come from all corners of the earth. There are gibbons from Asia and lemurs from Madagascar as well as a host of indigenous primates. What they all have in common is a history of living in cages. The sanctuary's goal is to rehabilitate the monkeys - teach them how to fend for themselves and get passed the torment many of them suffer as a result of previous maltreatment.

Monkeyland operates within a sustainable tourism niche, where the environment is as important to the organisation as its profits are. The sanctuary's main driving force is conservation, but it is not immune to the necessity of money.

A member of Fair Trade Tourism, the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance and in partnership with Birds of Eden, visitors to Monkeyland will not be able to avoid the conservation ethos of the place. For starters, all the primates are free to move about the full 23 hectares of forest, without being hindered by any form of barrier. Visitors can explore the forest via a series of suspension bridges and spotting the various species is as much down to the luck of the draw as if you were viewing them in the wild.

The best way to experience Monkeyland is on a tour with one of the game rangers, who will teach you about the primate species and their main threats, as well as about the ecology of the forest and its other inhabitants like the birds and insects. In all, Monkeyland is an informative, fun and exciting outing for all age groups.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Kurland Hotel
0.7 km

From R1710 pps

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Ambassador to the finer things in life, Kurland is the ideal family and honeymoon retreat along The Garden Route. Situated in the foothills of the Western Cape Mountains on on a vast and beautiful pri... More Info

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That Place
1.5 km

From R1500* unit

That Place is a comfortable, friendly home where you can spend a good relaxing holiday. Forests and pastoral views, rich bird life - and, if you are lucky - elephants wandering through their paddocks... More Info

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Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek
1.6 km

From R750* unit

In the heart of The Crags, 10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay, 1000 miles from reality. 5 minutes from Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Wild Cat Sanctuary,... More Info

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Lily Pond Country Lodge
2.5 km

From R650 pps

Exclusive Country Style Retreat between Plettenberg Bay and Nature Valley's incredible beaches. Its 10 suites and rooms, each with a private wooden patio, view beautiful lily ponds. Surrounded by 12 ... More Info

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Langley House
2.6 km

From R550* unit

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Surrounded by mountains and the meadows of a working Jersey dairy farm, with the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, Storms river and Natures Valley on the doorstep. Stephen, a trained chef, serves country br... More Info

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Antlers Country Lodge
3.1 km

From R650* unit

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Antler Country Lodge is located in a country setting just outside of Plettenberg Bay. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a variety of log cabins and self-catering units. It is set in beauti... More Info

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Hog Hollow Country Lodge
3.1 km

From R1556 pps

  • ****

A private nature reserve, set on the edge of indigenous forest, Hog Hollow has breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, personalized accommo... More Info

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Sweetwater Farm Cottages
3.2 km

From R340 pps

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Sweetwater Farm Cottages offers three self-catering cottages on a working farm in Redford Road, a quiet, rural part of The Crags, which lies in between Nature's Valley and Plettenberg Bay in the beaut... More Info

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Katuri Country Cottages
3.8 km

From R650 pps

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Katuri Country Cottage is an EXCLUSIVE 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE on Brackenburn Private Nature Reserve. Tucked away at the end of Askop Road in The Crags. 17 km or 15 minutes from Plettenberg Bay in the Garde... More Info

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The Carraighs
3.8 km

From R1000* unit

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We have a charming and modern, but rustic self-catering cottage overlooking the indigenous forest in a quiet, and very beautiful part of The Crags. The Carraighs has a wooden deck overlooking the p... More Info

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