|MONKEYLAND, BIRDS OF EDEN & JUKANI
|Phone:||+27 (0) 44 534 8906
|Address:||N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602|
Welcome to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden & Jukani! The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
One of Monkeyland's aims is creating awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony. We presently house 18 different species of primates with 11 being free roaming in the main 12 hectare Monkeyland forest while another 7 species are in large cages within in the main forest or call Birds of Eden their home.
We offer tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 500+ resident primates in their forest home, there is also a restaurant, souvenir store and viewing deck, and a 128 metre suspended canopy walk. Monkeyland’s safari guides are multi-lingual, languages spoken include German, Dutch, French and Spanish. Monkeyland is the only Fairtrade accredited primate sanctuary in South Africa. Read more
Birds of Eden is the world’s largest free-flight bird aviary (50 metres high, covering 23 000 square meters of forest). Birds of Eden houses more than 3,500 specimens of more than 280 species, with the main focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, an amphitheatre (maximum audience: 200), a restaurant, several ponds and dams and a souvenir store. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request. Birds of Eden is the only Fairtrade accredited bird sanctuary in South Africa. Read more
Jukani Wildlife Sanctaury (purchased by Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and relocated to Plettenberg Bay August 2013). Jukani is home to big cats such as lions (white and tawny), cheetahs, tigers (Siberian, Bengal and white), leopard (spotted and black), jaguar, pumas, caracal, serval cats and other wildlife species such as zebra, springbuck, zorilla, honey badger and various snake species.
Tours take place from 9.00am to 4.00pm every day of the week, including Sundays. We are open on all public holidays including Christmas and New Years day. We conduct tours in all weather conditions.
Tours depart every 15 to 20 minutes as clients arrive. All tours depart from the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary reception area and they last around one and a half hours. On tour you are guided through the sanctuary by one of our highly skilled and very motivated guides who will not only give you an insight into all the animals at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, but enable you to gain a better understanding of these creatures in the wild. Read more