Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary has won numerous awards for being a truly mesmerising experience while giving these beautiful animals a second chance at life. These animals come from a background of captivity in zoos, canned hunting and other inhumane conditions. Jukani aims to provide an environment that's as natural as possible, allowing these animals dignity while being safely looked after. As a guest, you will enjoy a tour and to see these animals up close!
Monkeyland is located just outside Plettenberg Bay in the area known as The Crags on the Garden Route of the Western Cape of South Africa. Take a walk through Monkeyland and explore this massive forest with its amazing monkeys! The forest measure 550 hectares, the size of a rugby or soccer field.
These monkeys have been rescued or adopted out of zoos and other captive lifestyles. Monkeyland aims to rehabilitate these animals for a life as close as possible to what they would enjoy in the wild.
Birds of Eden is a sanctuary for rescued birds that were pets or kept in zoos and other forms of captivity. The 2-hectare dome spans over an indigenous forest and is home to over 220 bird species totalling over 3,500! Go for a self-guided walk or request a tour guide.
If you wish to visit the wildlife sanctuaries at any time, the costs and locations are:
Adult rates for Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602
Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2 highway
GPS: 33°57'52.0"S 23°29'01.6"E (-33.964434, 23.483778)
Area map and directions
The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.
It is always good news to hear about declining levels of poaching of any kind. For decades the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique was one of the top spots for illegal elephant ivory poaching. We are elated to report the good news that this once “ivory factory” has not seen a single elephant killed since 2018.
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