MonkeylandKZN is a free-roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary near Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal. It's mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primate cousins and the threats and challenges they are facing.


MonkeylandKZN in a nutshell...

Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay is the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary, and MonkeylandKZN, which opened to the public in April 2019 is this much-loved primate sanctuary’s new sister sanctuary in the Dolphin Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal.


MonkeylandKZN offers tours (we call them monkey safaris) during which you will see many species of primates comprising of capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, buff-cheeked gibbons, squirrel monkeys and black howler monkeys in their forest home. You will also experience countless other natural wonders whilst on your walking tour in our stunning forest. There’s a gift shop at the reception area as well as a pizza restaurant, outdoor children's play area and environmental cinema.  


MonkeylandKZN is a must-see place whether KwaZulu-Natal is your home or you are visiting on holiday.  The sanctuary is open daily from 8am with the last tour departing at 4pm.


MonkeylandKZN is a 100% family-friendly eco-attraction and can be visited in any weather (subject to the right clothing).


It is recommended that you wear comfortable closed in shoes for your guided walk through the forest and apply mosquito repellent.


Please note: We have a strict no-touch policy at all our sanctuaries. Look, photograph, video, but please don’t touch.


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