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Monkey Town Primate Centre

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wonderful place to take the kids. they even host parties very educational. they have a snake park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Somerset West, South Africa
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Really cute place, especially for kids. Affordable entrance and animal interaction, and all worth... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 858 1060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful place to take the kids. they even host parties very educational. they have a snake park and a fun kids entertainment area with restaurant.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I am a born & bred Capetonian & have always driven Past the Centre on many occasion while going on holiday & have always wondered what the place was all about. My two year old daughters` favorite animal is a monkey & we decided to...More

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Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Good morning Jerome! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about Monkey Town. We are so pleased with your positive review - we will definitely convey your review to Allan, our tour guide, as well. He deserves all the praise...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We arrived around 11am which was perfect. We had heard the monkeys got fed at noon, but had to ask about that when we got there as nothing was posted. Glad we did not miss the feeding. What is different and fun is that a...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Really cute place, especially for kids. Affordable entrance and animal interaction, and all worth it. My 2 year old had such an amazing time meeting the monkeys. The building structures needs some maintenance, but I can see that the money goes into looking after the...More

Thank RoyalSailor
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with 2 young children; they both loved it. There is such a wide variety of animals to see. It’s great that for once it is the humans in the cage; and the monkeys are allowed to run free! We stayed for the feeding which...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We visited today and as usual the staff were friendly, helpful and charming apart from one. We had returned to do the monkey interaction, as we came a few days ago and were unable to due to the rain. We were told we could return...More

1  Thank Bcornwell
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I visited just in time for the 12:00 tour which coincides with feeding time as well.The guide was very informative and told many amusing stories about the place's inmates.This is a good family outing as they have a restaurant,play and braai areas...More

Thank GeraldineS601
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Nice in general with lots of trees for some monkeys and little cages for others. Some pretty sad birds too but no history provided. Lots of signs weathered beyond recognition. Agree with others ... chimps look very sad but since we didn't know their history...More

Thank JB_108
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are truly concerned by your review. All our rates are CLEARLY available on our website. We are always confused when visitors complain about fees when it is available on our website. We always...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very interesting place to get close to animals. Wide variety of fascinating monkeys, baboons, apes and gorillas. Enjoyed my visit

Thank ficker
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The animal interaction are great and the staff are friendly, but this place is really small. Not well maintained, and felt a little 'dirty' yes it a animal farm house but it was a little smelly

Thank Rosheen H
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28 November 2017|
Response from Melissa G | Reviewed this property |
Good day, thank you for your enquiry. Kindly provide us with your email address and we can send you the relevant information. Thank you The Monkey Town Team
20 November 2017|
Response from Rene G | Property representative |
Good day, thank you for your enquiry. Kindly send us your email address and we can provide you with the Day Visitor Booking Form. All our rates are on the booking form - we work strictly on bookings only. Thank... More
12 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.