The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) are proud to say that we have been running ethical and responsible sanctuaries since 1998 which are all still open and flourishing. Our sustainable and award-winning sanctuaries are located on the Garden Route as well as in KZN. Herewith the info on the Garden Route sanctuaries which are in The Crags, just outside the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay:
Monkeyland = World First and largest free roaming primate sanctuary hosting over 550 primates. At Monkeyland you go on a 1 hour guided tour into our 12-hectare forest with one of South Africa’s most professionally trained Monkey Safari Guides. The guides will attempt to find as many of the different species and give you ample time to take photos and ask questions. Different languages are available at times so please feel free to ask if we have yours available on arrival, best yet call ahead and book a language guide.
Birds of Eden = World largest single dome free flight aviary hosting over 200 species and nearly 3500 birds, walk on a self-guided tour through our 3-hectare aviary on our specially build boardwalks. Average time spend in the sanctuary range from 1 to 3 hours. A guided tour can be requested at no additional cost, if you are short of time or would like to make the most of your visit, please make sure to book ahead and ask for a Guide. A guide book is also available for purchase at Reception for R20, guide books are only available in English and have full colour photos of the many birds in our aviary.
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary = Here you will go on a 1hr20min walking tour with one of our experienced rangers or might choose to do a self-guided walk. With our guide you will be edutained with fun facts, and interesting stories about the animals. You will be able to see and photograph the animals from platforms scattered throughout the sanctuary, raised to look out over the enclosure fences. You will see many of the world’s Big cats like Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma and Cheetahs as well as an assortment of other smaller wildlife, Zebras and Springbok. The large camp like enclosures were built to suit each animals’ specific needs and to give them a chance to be in an environment similar to their natural habitat.