Our Sanctuaries

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is home to mainly Apex Predators. We have 74 Animals in total of 17 different species. You will take a walk through the sanctuary with one of our very knowledgeable guides and stop at each enclosure where you will learn the most fascinating facts about these creatures, there is ample opportunity to take pictures and the whole 1hour and 20-minute excursion has a safari like feel to it. There is a coffee shop near the entrance to the sanctuary and a lovely curio shop in the reception area. It is located 15km outside of Plettenberg Bay on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth and 8km before you reach the turn off to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) The world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 700+ 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, French and Spanish. 

Birds of Eden (next to Monkeyland) 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 focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, an amphitheatre with a capacity of 200 people, 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. 

Monkeyland-KZN, the newest addition to the award-winning South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) is the largest free-roaming, multi-specie primate sanctuary in Africa and SAASA's first sanctuary in KwaZulu-Natal.  Monkeyland-KZN is currently home to 8 different species of rescued exotic primate.  A variety of indigenous wildlife occur naturally in the the stunning 23-hectare forest, including Natal Duicker, Blue Duicker, Bushbuck, Vervets and Thick-Tailed Bush Babies as well as a huge variety of birdlife.

Visitors are transported on safari vehicles from our reception site to our forest where they will go on a guided walking tour.  Tours generally take between an hour and an hour and a half during which time visitors will learn about our species' unique behaviours and characteristics and the threats and challenges they face in the wild and in captivity.  Tours depart from reception every 30 mintues.

For further information about the SAASA sanctuaries, please contact Lara

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