unique in that the sanctuary caters for several species of
primate, and they are not caged, they are freeto move about the forest, and do so in harmony.
The primates are therefore not found on predetermined points displayed on a map,
the emphasis is to search for them, and the reward is to see them as they should
be: free and in the wild.
Monkeyland is a modern primate sanctuary established in a pristine natural high canopy forest,
which is well suited to those primates fortunate enough to live there. Perhaps
the most significant aspect of the sanctuary is that it is both a multi-species
and free-roaming facility. Enthusiastic rangers take visitors out on
monkey safaris . The safaris, which are fun and exciting, are also educational
and generally result in our guests leaving the sanctuary with a whole new focus
on the primates of the world and the problems they are facing.
Monkeyland has through the establishment of the Touch a
Monkeys Heart Foundation; a non-profit organization or as they are better known
in South Africa, a Section 21 Company, secured the future of all the primates
which reach Monkeyland. Over and above being the sole custodian of all the
primates at Monkeyland, The Foundation is also responsible for the development
and implementation of The Eden Syndrome, which is the process used at Monkeyland
to prepare previously caged primates for their eventual release into the
Possibly the most important aspect emanating from the existence of the sanctuary
is that Monkeyland is a living example that these wonderful creatures can be
kept in an almost wild state. From this must surely come the realization that
re-introducing primates to their habitats of origin from this wilder state must
stand a far greater chance of success.
Lunch in the lively Monkeyland forest is a unique experience. It is the only eating spot in the
world where you can actually sip your coffee while you watch a large variety of
primates, from all over the world, playing - enjoying their newfound freedom.