Birds of Eden and Monkeyland forms part of The South African Animal Alliance. Currently 3 sanctuaries fall under this conservation umbrella. The 3 sister sanctuaries are Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani.
Entry to Monkeyland is free, yet this only entitles you to spend time on the forest deck, which also doubles as a restaurant named The Blue Monkey Cafe. You may not access our Monkeyland forest without a guide, Guided tours are charged.
From the restaurant area our primates can be seen and heard, but the free entry viewing is limited to the deck area. You have to go on tour to access the forest surrounding the restaurant area - this is where the primates free-roam.
We charge guest for the privilege of going on a monkey safari. A rate sheet is attached below.
The safaris are walking tours into the forest where the primates have been released and are free-roaming. The rangers will track the primates down & impart interesting information about them, the forest and anything else you come across. Part of the safari is across our 128 m canopy walk, which actually rises above the forest canopy for a birds eye view of this primate paradise.These walking safaris last an hour, and depart from reception each half hour. The tours depart daily, every half hour and are open-ended which means that you can go on more than one tour on the day you are visiting us.
Our safari guides are multi-lingual, languages spoken include German, Spanish, English, Afrikaans, Italian, French, Xhosa and Shangaan. Language specific tours can be arranged by contacting our front office or Lara (our marketing manager)
Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkeyland, and similar to Monkeyland requires no pre-booking unless a multi-lingual guide is required for a guided tour. The difference between Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkeyland.
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is located 7km before Monkeyland's turn-off (see map below) and this sanctuary 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, wild dog, springbuck, zorilla, honey badger, raccoons and various snake species (which are housed separately). Jukani opens at 9am and the last tours depart at 4pm. All the sanctuary tours are guided.
We offer STO rates to tour operators and these are available via email or fax + 27 (0) 86 760 8605 or + 27 (0) 86 402 1848. School group rates are also available on request.
You can also contact our marketing manager Lara Mostert and request a copy and/or further information about Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and/or The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary if so required.
Our current rates for either Monkeyland, Birds of Eden or The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is R190 per adult and R95 per child aged 3 to 12. We also offer a special COMBO rate (choose two of or three sanctuaries). This COMBO costs R300 per adult and R150 per child and enables you to visit two of our three sanctuaries.
The third option is the most popular and it is referred to as a three sanctuary hopper or triptic. This costs R400 per adult and R200 per child aged 3 to 12. Under 3's are free of charge.
Annual membership costs R380 per adult for 1 sanctuary, R600 for 2 sanctuaries (COMBO) and R800 for all three sanctuaries. Children aged 3 to 12 pay half price, and under 3's are free of charge. The membership cards can be purchased at Birds of Eden.
We are open daily from 8am to 5pm. During the sunny December/January seasons we are however open until 6pm daily - please phone ahead for a late tour so as to not be dissapointed.
We always advise visitors to try an allocate an minimum of 4 hours for their visit to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. If you allocate less time, you might miss out. Our sanctuaries are tranquil and worth hanging out at for the day.
Phone: +27 (0) 44 534 8906 / +27 (0) 82 979 5683
Fax: + 27 (0) 86 760 8605 or + 27 (0) 86 402 1848
Associated Files: Client Rates3 Sanctuary Hopper Passrecycle/Cover-GPL-PrimatesBirdsofEden.pdfrecycle/Cover-GPL-Jukani.pdf