Monkey Town Primate Centre

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The Monkey Town Primate Centre is located on the N2 in Somerset West, Cape Town. The centre cares for monkeys and apes as well as a large variety of other species of animals.  There are more than 250 primates and 26 different exotic species of monkeys and apes including Tammy, Ruby, and Sunny, our famous chimp sisters. Monkey Town is not just a primate centre but also a wildlife centre with over 700 animals in total to admire.

Visitors to the well-designed enclosure at Monkey Town observe the monkeys from caged walkways allowing the monkeys to roam freely on the outside. All our primates and animals enjoy their own specific, well-balanced diet so kindly DO NOT feed any of our animals. Our keepers take good care of this! One of the great things about visiting Monkey Town Primate Centre is that you see and experience different things each time.

What can tourists do at Monkey Town Primate Centre?

  • Guided tours
  • Reptile Garden
  • Play, swim and supertube
  • Braai / picnic
  • Parties (young and old)
  • Year-end functions.

Our guests leave with a greater understanding of primates and the unrelenting threats they are facing in the world today.

Contact Details for Monkey Town

Mondeor Road (Off N2 towards Sir Lowry’s Pass),
Somerset West

(021) 858 1060/80