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

That Place
1.5 km

From R750* unit

That Place is situated on our working wine farm, That Wine Demesne. It's a comfortable, friendly home where you can spend a good relaxing holiday. Forests and pastoral views, rich bird life - and, i... More Info

Trogon House & Forest spa
2.3 km

From R950 pps

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Relax in exquisite luxury suspended in the tree tops of an indigenous forest reserve stretching untamed to the Tsitsikamma Mountains and beyond. Trogon House and Forest Spa comprises of two lodges... More Info

Natures Way
2.3 km

From R110 pps

Situated 9 km from Nature's Valley, Natures Way Farmhouse is set on a family-run working dairy farm. This holiday home is surrounded by gardens and pastures, and boasts views of the mountains. Natu... More Info

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Lily Pond Country Lodge
2.5 km

From R950 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

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 R2007 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

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

Amara Farm
3.7 km

From R800* unit

Expansive views onto the rugged cliff-faces of The Crags and Tsitsikamma mountains beyond. There is a wild swimming pool, filled with fresh flowing mountain water and a communal lapa area complete wit... More Info

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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Plett is a beautiful town.
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A beautiful part of the Western Cape. Caters for all one's needs and always welcomes the traveller with open arms.
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The beach is beautiful and clean. There are lots of activities, i.e. boat excursions, etc. to take part in, as well as many restaurants. On the way to Knysna or to Nature's Valley, which are either side of Plett, we came across many more activities such as horse riding and the Knysna Elephant Park. There is such a variety of things to do to keep busy and the Robberg hikes are a big hit too. There are also farm stalls next to the main road in both directions. Such a worthwhile place to visit!
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