Monkeyland, located about 30km from Milkwood Manor is a lovely family outing in the Plettenberg Bay area. Monkeyland is the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary and offers visitors the opportunity to view a variety of primate species. Monkeyland is first and foremost a sanctuary and is home to previously caged animals returned to as natural an environment as possible.
The sanctuary hosts 450 monkeys and species include: White-handed Gibbon, Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Black Howler Monkey, Black & White Ruffer Lemur and Chacma Baboon to name a few. A family trip to Monkeyland can include a guided tour through the forest to visit the animals, a walk over an 128m suspension bridge over the canopy, a visit to the Monkeyland gift shop and a meal at the Monkeyland restaurant. This is a very family friendly destination.
Monkeyland’s sister sanctuary is Birds of Eden – the world’s largest free-flight bird sanctuary is a delightful addition to a visit to Monkeyland with over 3500 birds and soon there will be another addition: the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary which will be home to wild cats including White Lions, Panthers and Tigers and some awesome African Animals.
These sanctuaries are all located in The Crags, making it a must-see day trip from Milkwood Manor