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Monkey Town Primate Centre

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Address: Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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+27 21 858 1060
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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We visited as Family and we all had an awesome time. The Cocktails was real delicious and pools very inviting. We were amazed at the many Monkeys and Snakes as well the Emu and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
SherMic
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an awesome time at Monkey Town, the children loved the interactive group tour. We had such a wonderful tour guide who was so cheerful and informative. He really made it fun. The monkeys are so friendly and so looked after! The place is very well kept! Love how the monkeys have so much space to roam. Afterwards the... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guided tour was excellent and educational. The guide himself was brilliant, keeping young and old informed and entertained. The facilities were immaculate and the staff incredibly helpful and extremely nice. A day well enjoyed and money well spent.

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cape town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really had a wonderful experience at Monkey Town Primate Centre. It was very educational and a lot has been learnt. From little kids up to adults enjoy every moment. Coming to know the different kinds of primates and how they differ from one another is really amazing. Feeding time is so exciting and seeing the variety of fruit and... More 

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newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are monkey lovers so anything and everything to do with monkeys is our hobbies Monkey town is both educational and fun for everyone, there is just something for everyone My family enjoyed the visit We spent 3+ hours. We didn't do any activities We just sat and let nature or should I say monkeys take over I would have... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a hot day with 3 young children and 3 adults. 90R each to get it. Staff not helpful at all. No guidance, they didn't even tell us the park was closing. We only found out because the doors were locked and everyone had buggered off home when we went to leave - locked in!! UNreal. Half the monkeys... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as Family and we all had an awesome time. The Cocktails was real delicious and pools very inviting. We were amazed at the many Monkeys and Snakes as well the Emu and even Two cute Lamas. Cute ducks and tortoise as well. We will definitely visit again. My kids really had a great time. Thanks Monkey Town for... More 

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Thank SherMic
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I highly recommend a visit to Monkey Town. I have spent a lot of time with the large variety of monkeys and animals at Monkey Town and each one of them has a wonderful personality and enjoy the attention they get from the visitors who come to see them. The animals are well cared for and well fed and they... More 

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Thank Jacquidekock
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

It was a nice and enjoyable outing. They do not have a large selection, but the guide knows how to get younger children engaged. He realy enjoyed teaching them about apes and monkeys and the differences. Nice to see how he warns kids about all the responsibilities about having them for pets.

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Thank Sakkie58
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are really glad you enjoyed your outing to Monkey Town. It is a pity that you mention that we don't have a large selection - we have 28 different species of monkeys and apes, 35 different species of reptiles and in total nearly 100 different species of animals at... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A bit of wildlife in Somerset West, unfortunately with noise pollution of the N2. Not well enough indicated, but we found it. Large parking area in shade of trees :-) Some renovation is advisable of the entrance hall - good idea to include a terrace to enjoy a coffee and cake. Benches in the cage are a good idea, you... More 

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Thank Beautiful View G
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this review

Good day Thank you very much for your reply. Monkey Town was built 17 year ago when the N2 was a small road that was barely used. We were literally out of town!! In 2007 (if I remember my dates correctly now) the N2 was changed to 4 lanes and the traffic is now a non-stop situation. When the N2... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have been fortunate enough to be a regular visitor at Monkey Town for the past few years, and I simply can not rate Monkey Town highly enough! If you're an animal lover by any means, then this is by far the best place to visit in the Western Cape area. The main attraction would be the feeding of the... More 

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