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Monkeyland is unique in that the sanctuary caters for several species of primate, and they are not caged, they are free to 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 sanctuary.

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.


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