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Monkey Town Primate Centre

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Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 858 1060
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What a great day

We spend the day at monkey town and we had so much fun. Not only was it very educational, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Waste of time and money

I took my son and daughter in law from UK to visit Monkey Town, they were as impressed as I was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Somerset West, South Africa
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  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
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“feeding times” (6 reviews)
“play park” (4 reviews)
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Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 858 1060
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend the day at monkey town and we had so much fun. Not only was it very educational, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. We did the tour, saw the monkeys and apes being fed and then later went through again on...More

Thank ldt2504
Rene G, Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Monkey Town Visitor Thank you very much for your positive review of Monkey Town and the Reptile Garden. We are very pleased to receive such kind words from you. We try our very best to upgrade the park every year. We hope your next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my son and daughter in law from UK to visit Monkey Town, they were as impressed as I was. I'd never visit againMore

Thank MalcolmRouchy
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am truly shocked by your review though. How is a pristine park where care, enrichment and love are given to over 600 animals not worth a visit? We take in so many rescues and ex-pets...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Had a fun visit to Monkey Town. It is very well lain out and pathways clearly market. What I liked the most was to walk under the big enclosure with the monkeys above you. The chimps and fennec fox was my highlights. Wish there was...More

Thank yolandegeel
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We were lucky & pretty much had the park to ourselves due to showery weather. You walk through the monkey enclosures through a walkway enclosed with wire so you can get really close to them + watch them interacting. They all looked really happy and...More

Thank Amber F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited Monkey Town during December 2016. Too my surprise, I enjoyed the encounter more but got sidetracked by my very own Monkeys (niece and nephew) who wanted to go on their own excursion ofcourse! But ultimately, the setup is nice for family day visits...More

Thank Lee-Anne Bridge... E
Reviewed 16 August 2017

kids friendly place. lovey atmosphere, very clean and tidy place, animals well looked after. excellent place for any occation

Thank bealexan
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a place where the staff cares for the animals, unlike some other animal encounter places in the region. We paid extra for a short interaction (feeding) with the monkeys, and that was worth it for our young son.

Thank Reskanin
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I enjoyed the monkey interaction encounter. I got to feed a monkey some fruit, then he took my hand and brought it towards his side showing me where I could pet him in thanks for the food. There was another smaller monkey who would land...More

Thank TravelUsername
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful interaction for young children and very informative for all ages. This monkey and primate sanctuary rely on public support to keep going and should be supported. It may seem expensive but it was a wonderful family outing We never used their play land or...More

Thank brinck
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Today it was my mother, my sister, my nephew and I visiting Monkey Town. I must say that it is kne of the best nature and animal sanctuary parks in Cape Town. The encounter was very special and the guides helping us was very passionate!...More

Thank HelenaBougas
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11 May 2017|
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Response from MMSIM | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seen this. The entrance fees above seem to cover it and the centre is just off the N2 outside of Somerset West, so a very quick drive.