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Yolande Stander From The Garden Route Media Rapports

WHILE having a personal encounter with a wild animal tops many tourists' bucket lists, these interactions could have devastating effects on the animals, especially on primates, as they are vulnerable to human infections. Indiana University's department of anthropology associate professor and director of the Evolutionary Physiology and Ecology Lab, Dr Michael Muehlenbein recently visited the Garden Route as part of a global study aimed at gauging the impact of ecotourism on primates ...

Spanish Investment Into South Africa Is On The Increase

History of Relations: During the period of Socialist rule in Spain the Felipe Gonzalez Government played an active part in the international arena against apartheid, and political contact between Spain and South Africa was strained. The birth of democracy in South Africa has opened the way for unprecedented opportunities in our bilateral relations, in all areas of mutual interest. There is a remarkable resemblance between Spain's democratisation process, economic empowerment, social developmen...

Animal Healing & Communication Workshop

JOHANNESBURG 1 & 2 FEBRUARY 2014 CAPE TOWN 22 & 23 MARCH 2014 COST: R1400.00 –   (price includes entrance to animal park, as well as comprehensive course manual, meditations and certificate). A deposit of R300.00 secures your place as we limit our classes to 12 people – balance to be paid two weeks before workshop TIMES : 09h00 to 16h00 both days Come and join us on a weekend of fun and learning how to communicate with and heal the animals in your life. ...

Bubbles And Beasts On Steeds

Bubbles and Beasts on Steeds Package : Enjoy a day on horseback, exploring the Crags. Trail through pristine indigenous forest, along old wood cutters trails, crossing streams and valleys enjoying beautiful views over the forest and mountains - to a choice of a Monkeyland or Birds Of Eden Tour. From there meander through local vineyards to Bramon Wine Estate for a delectable Tappas lunch with Award Winning Wines before riding back to the stables.  Departure : 09:00, return : 1...

Jani Writes To Melissa Bachman

Dear Melissa, I have to hand it to you. That pic of you sitting gloating triumphantly behind the huge male lion you killed has gone viral. I’m not saying that people aren’t admiring your big strong teeth or even your big strong breast implants. But your timing was all kinds of special. A week after we hear that the western black rhino is officially extinct, you post this picture of yourself on all your social media sites. Now you are front page news in many countries....

Travel The World Visits Monkeyland

Welcome to episode three of series two of Tour the World - the Aussie travel show that joins real tour groups to some of the world's most exciting destinations. Screening in 2013 on 4ME digital channel 74 (64 in regional areas) and Foxtel Aurora Channel 183! In this episode we join Evergreen Tours on an incredible adventure around Southern Africa and Victoria Falls. We visit to magical Cape Town and Knysna, the Monkeyland primate sanctuary and the Cape Point floral kingdom, plus Kuzuko Lodg...

Take A Tour Through The Monkeyland Forest With Bert Vos

Take a tour through the forest of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary with our senior guide Bert Vos. Learn how the environment these primates live in encourages them to overcome their past lives in captivity and realize their true wild nature. The relationships they have with one another is incredibly unique from anywhere else in the world and it is an amazing opportunity to see them eat, play, swing and even sing in the forest. We hope that you enjoy this short video and urge you to visit us the ne...

On Tour At Monkeyland In Plettenberg Bay

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Take a tour through the forest of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary with our senior guide Bert Vos. Learn how the environment these primates live in encourages them to overcome their past lives in captivity and realize their true wild nature. The relationships they have with one another is incredibly unique from anywhere else in the world and it is an amazing opportunity to see them eat, play, swing and even sing in the forest. We hope that you enjoy this short video and urge you to visit us the ne...

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An Extra Hour Just For You!!!

Yes that is right!  The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance has all decided to give you – our amazing clients – an EXTRA HOUR!!  From the 16th of December till the 5th of January we are spoiling you!

Early Christmas For Kurland

"The Eden District Municipality in conjunction with Monkeyland and Birds of Eden completed the roll out of the Wonderbag distribution in Kurland Crags in Plettenberg Bay on Friday where 200 Wonderbags were distributed after Vernon Gibbs-Halls of Eden Municipal Environmental Unit demonstrated how the unique cooking bag is to be used.

The Garden Route Initiative

THE CRAGS CONSERVANCIES And THE CRAGS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION INVITE YOU TO A PRESENTATION BY Vernon Gibbs-Halls of the Garden Route Initiative “Threats to Eden Biodiversity and a District Response!” This will take the form of a general chat about the rich biodiversity in our area and what Eden has in place as a district to address environmental threats. There will be a lot of food for thought in this, especially with future development of our area in mind.  ...

Mosselbaai Toerisme Versoek Nominasies Vir Direkteure Om Op Die Raad Te Dien

Mosselbaai Toerisme het ‘n beroep gedoen op individue om hulself verkiesbaar te stel om as direkteure op die toerismeraad vir die periode 2012/2014 te dien. Die verkiesing sal op 22 November om 11:00 by die maatskappy se algemene jaarvergadering in die Bravo Lounge by die Garden Route Casino plaasvind.

The Barns Plettenberg Bay

Two Cowboys - 9 November 2013 - tickets cost R90/person - children under 12 free limited seats available. Click here  for further info or call +27(0)44 6981022 to reserve seats.

What’s Happening This Weekend In Plett?

Support local talent, meet celebrity judges Zolani Mahola and Elvis Blue and enjoy the vibe at the Tshisa Talent Finals this Saturday, 9th of November at The White House Theatre in Plettenberg Bay.   Phone +27(0)44 533 0942 / +27(0)834535331 to book  your ticket!

Humans Are Primates Too

This article is about modern humans. Humans, known taxonomically as Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man"), are the only living species in the Homo genus of bipedal primates in Hominidae, the great ape family. Anatomically modern humans originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, reaching full behavioural modernity around 50,000 years ago.

Blue Monkey Tours

Create a lifetime of memories with Blue Monkey Tours Since 1996, Allan Korsman has guided personalised tours presenting the beauty of Southern Africa, while creating a long list of global friends, many of which have lasted more than 15 years. Today, Blue Monkey Tours is based in the Cape Town region of the Western Cape and we invite you to experience South Africa with us.

Baboon Caught In Snare Near Monkeyland

As most of you know, we have a resident troop of baboons on the grounds of Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. A few days ago it was noticed that one of the females had a snare around her neck and on Monday we were able to capture her and remove it.