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Monkey Town Primate Centre

#6 of 38 things to do in Somerset West Features Animals
Mondeor Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 858 1060
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Absolutely awesome

Myself and a friend stopped by thinking it'd be a little stop on our day out, but nope, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tanyth L
via mobile
Bit of fun but also sobering

Monkey interaction was fun & the monkeys were in a large enclosed area with lots of trees so not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Studio City
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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

Myself and a friend stopped by thinking it'd be a little stop on our day out, but nope, it was amazing. There's such a variety of monkeys and other animals and the monkey encounter was brilliant! All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly too.

Thank Tanyth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monkey interaction was fun & the monkeys were in a large enclosed area with lots of trees so not cooped up. The rest of the animals were caged up except the chimps but they did not seem happy. The whole set up has the aura...More

Thank GiulianaStudioCity
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Well worth the visit with your children. Very educational. They have a lot to do for children, with their restaurant nearby and play park for children.

Thank elsabel2017
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was prepared for the worst, but found Monkey Town very well setup, and they obviously care for their charges. Some sad tales of woe for some of the animals by previous owners, but MTown do their best to rehabilitate them. The walk through the...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A place everyone should visit at least once. An incredible and inexpensive experience that cannot be done without watching the chimps being fed and going into the cages with the little monkeys. A great place to take your partner or even to take your family.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I, in our 30's, really enjoyed visiting Monkey Town. We are animal lovers so when visiting South Africa, we wanted to encounter as many animals as possible. Our tour of monkey town was very interesting to see and learn about the many...More

Thank ShereeSlug
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We went to monkey town for the day and my 2 year old just loved it . We also had a family animal private interaction with squirrel monkeys and it was really spectacular. The monkeys literally come and eat out of your hand . We...More

Thank Bertus F
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

As always I read the different reviews prior to visiting a venue, so I was aware of one or two negative reviews in amongst the majority of positive ones. I always like to give a venue a chance though. Yes it is true that the...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A good place for the family to visit. Good education for the children. Plenty to see. Lots of different animals and birds to see

Thank peterhall899
Rene G, General Manager at Monkey Town Primate Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Monkey Town.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I took my two boys here during the school holidays. It was great fun. Not cheap, but worth it. They had an awesome time. The place is a bit run down here and there, but I can understand that this place does not print money....More

Thank Louis1000
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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.