Located in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, SAASA (South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance) covers Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani. These amazing sanctuaries were created with a mission to educate and promote a greater understanding of primates, birds, apex cats and wild animals in general, and the threats and challenges that they face.
SAASA’s aim is to educate the public about the adverse effects of keeping wild animals as pets in terms of their physical and psychological health.
The Alliance has won many awards, including international awards, for the outstanding work they are doing.
This is the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary with a mission to educate and foster a greater understating of primates.
They care for rescued primates and do all they can to give them as natural a life as possible. At present Monkeyland cares for over 550 primates which are spread across ten species.
This is a unique two-hectare dome which spans a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently it is home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary is a permanent sanctuary to animals such as, lions, tigers, leopards, zebra and others. These animals now live in their large natural habitats which were built around each animal’s individual needs. Currently there are 17 different species to see and learn about.
Jukani is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, is wheel chair accessible, and offers an 80-minute walking safari with one of their knowledgeable guides.
At the heart of the Farmyard at Jukani is a message of Education, where kids learn about Farm animals whilst actually experiencing and seeing these animals. The Farmhand at Jukani will entertain whilst educating the youngsters taking them to see the Pygmy Goats, Mini-Horses, Alpacas, Turkeys, Chickens and more.
How can you Help
Visitors can preserve and support this very worthy cause by visiting the sanctuary, supporting the curio shops, by donations or by buying a square metre of forest for the animals. Most importantly by encouraging your friends and family to say no to have a wild animal as a pet.
SAASA’s hope is that all visitors will leave the sanctuaries with a greater knowledge and compassion for wild animals.
SAASA Contact Details
For more information call +27 (0) 44 534 8906 or +27 (0)82 979 5683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) may be found at Plettenberg Bay, N2, South Africa. Find them on Google Maps.