Route Tours, Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay
was opened 1998 and became an instant highlight and place of interest
on The Garden Route. The sanctuary has entertained many visitors
in an effort to take care and provide a new home to primates who
previously lived in cages, zoo's, circuses or given to them as
unwanted pets. In Monkeyland the primates are free to roam about
the forest and live together in harmony.
Monkeyland the emphasis are on trying to find the primates during
the guided tours, and the reward is to experience the different
species as they live freely and in a natural habitat. The monkey
tours are done professional guides and are fun, exciting and educational.
Visitors to Monkeyland leave the sanctuary with a clear understanding
of the threats faced by primates in the Garden Route area and
guided tours takes you through the forest as you try and spot
some Gibbons, Lemurs, Tortoises and more. Monkeyland assists in preserving
the beauty of The Garden Route. The word
is often misunderstood as simply a place where animals are protected
from hunting, but in reality a sanctuary is also a place of refuge
to protect the animals from abuse and neglegence. You will find
a number of these sanctuaries and facilities along the Garden
Route where many different tours will take you on an educational
is a very comfortable lunch stop on many of our Garden Route tours.
It has a restaurant with light lunches, snacks and drinks. One
can also find other stops of interests in the vicinity such as
Birds of Eden or Elephant encounters. For guests truly interested
in wildlife and animal encounters, we suggest booking one of our
private Garden Route tours as we will make time in The Crags for
you to spend the whole day there!