Let’s have a Monkey cocktail. Monkey Shoulder combines 100 per cent malt, fruity aromas and vanilla notes into one brilliant bottle of whisky … one which makes excellent cocktails.
For a quick and easy after-work drink, simply pour a tot of Monkey Shoulder into a glass over ice, top up with soda water and garnish with a slice of orange. Feel like something a little more exotic? Try a Monkey Jam Sour – a little sweet, a little sour, perfect for those who fancy an eclectic mix of flavours – you’ll need: 50ml Monkey Shoulder Whisky, 20ml fresh lemon juice; 5ml sugar syrup; 2 teaspoons of jam (we fancy marmalade); a dash of orange bitters; and (optional) soda water. All you do is pop all ingredients except the soda water into a shaker, add fresh ice and shake like a legend, and strain into an ice-filled glass. We like this on the rocks, but you can top up with soda water.
There are troops of images (see what we did there?) to choose from on the Cabo Vintage Prints website … not only monkeys, but also botanicals and bird life, marine life and maps, and so much more.
Plenty of choice to suit your home and pocket .. from A4 to A0, framed or not, with prices from R240 to R3950. Details: cabodesign.net
Dress up your sofa. We’re bananas about these two scatters …
Waterfalls and Monkeys, and Ancient Monkey. Both nicely sized – 60×60 – and available to order from hillhouseandgarden.co.za
Take a walk on the wild side at the award-winning Monkeyland-KZN primate sanctuary just outside Ballito. Your forest adventure starts with a short safari drive to the hidden forest which is home to eight species of free-roaming exotic primate. As you explore this stunning indigenous forest on foot, their knowledgeable guides help you to find as many of the different species as possible. You may be lucky enough to see ringtailed lemurs soaking up the sun or capuchins and squirrel monkeys foraging for insects … and you might even hear the call of the black howler monkey, the loudest land mammal in the world! A great spot to spend a few hours, there is a large secure parking lot, gift shop, children’s jungle gym, toilet facilities and prayer room at the reception site. The restaurant is currently closed but there are snacks and drinks available – or pack a picnic! Booking is essential.
Details: 032 004 0178 (WhatsApp 066 479 6138), www.monkeylandkzn.co.za, FB and IG @Monkeyland-KZN
For the breakfast table with fruit, the lounge with glowing tealights, the bathroom with soaps … these resin monkeys each have their own quirky, inquisitive personality and come in matt black, gold, white, copper and silver. From R850 from jennyrobert.co.za
These super quirky resin monkey climbing rope lamps are one of a few – these in gold and white, with sitting versions (equally as desirable), in black, too. R2100 from jennyrobert.co.za