The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) is constituted under Section 21 of the Companies Act as a PBO 2000/000667/08, our NPO number is 008-464.

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance consists of 3 award winning sanctuaries: Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, and strives to improve the lives of primates, birds and other wildlife in captivity.

We are a body which strives to improve the lives of captive primates, birds and other wildlife. We do this by relocating the captive wild animals to spacious sanctuaries.

The SAASA group is an active #HandsOffOurWildlife campaigner. We fight for #animalrightsintourism.

SAASA performs the vital task of caring for wildlife populations in as near as possible to wild environments. Learn more about SAASA by emailing us your questions. Simply contact Lara, she will be happy to assist.

If you wish to donate money, services and/or goods to assist SAASA you could do so by contacting us.

Our mission is one of education and understanding, and to meet these objectives, we strive for all guests who having visited any of our sanctuaries to leave with greater knowledge of and compassion for wild animals.

One of our main areas of focus is to educate the public about the adverse effects of keeping wild animals as pets, in terms of both their physical and psychological health. We also fight for #animalrightsintourism and we are active #HandsOffOurWildlife campaigners.


  • To encourage understanding of and a commitment to the conservation of wild animals especially primates, birds and apex cats.
  • To communicate the need for healthy natural and spacious habitats; and recognition of the wild animals need for interdependence of people, their natural environment and its component resources.
  • We are committed to reaching and engaging the largest number of people possible to enable them, through knowledge and understanding, to develop the motivation and skills to make informed choices about their lives in relation to the wise use of the natural resources around them.

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) provides wild animals in our care with a stable environment, one with permanence and where there is no exploitation. We oppose any form of wildlife interaction.

At SAASA, care far exceeds what is required in the regulations regarding animal welfare. All SAASA sanctuaries are most importantly, places which are conducive to the wellbeing and ultimate rehabilitated both physically and emotionally of the wild animals in our care. At SAASA we strive to achieve an effective balance between conservation and economic reality. Our sanctuaries are therefore often tourism driven in order to be financially sustainable. A safari at any of our sanctuaries is much more than just an unforgettable forest and wildlife adventure; it is the vehicle that allows you to become part of what we do for the wild animals in our care.

It is because of sanctuaries such as MonkeylandBirds of Eden and Jukani which go beyond idealism, and who strive to do something positive, that we can look forward to a more optimistic future.

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Adult Rates for Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Single Ticket: from R230 (adult), R115 (child 3/12years)
  • Combo Ticket (any 2 sanctuaries): from R360 (adult), R180 (child 3/12years)
  • Triptic Ticket (all 3 sanctuaries): from R450 (adult), R225 (child 3/12years)

Our safari guides are multi-lingual but language-specific tours can be be arranged.

Eden Syndrome is the process by which caged primates (and other wildlife) have been successfully rehabilitated to a wilder state, and allowed greater freedom of movement and choice while remaining captive.

This process has been successfully used at Monkeyland (SAASA’s Plettenberg Bay based primate sanctuary), since the sanctuary’s inception in April 1998 for the rehabilitation of multiple species of primates spanning several continents into a single free-roaming exhibit consisting of an environment similar in many respects the that of the various species of primates habitat of origin. Since then this process of rehabilitation has also been applied to the birds at Birds of Eden, the apex cats at the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and we will implement the Eden Syndrom process at our new (soon to be opened) MonkeylandKZN.

Please look at the attached file for further info. You can also view some videos here:

Capuchin Monkey Release / Eden Syndrome / Liam the Spider Monkey / about SAASA


Phone     : +27 (0) 44 534 8906

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