WHERE? 47 R40, Barberton Road – Nelspruit
WHEN? 08:00- 16:00 Mondays – Sundays
The Jane Goodall Institute Chimp Edenis a 1000 hectare game reserve just outside of Nelspruit, home to a group of chimpanzees that were previously misplaced from their natural habitats in Central Africa. The goal of the chimpanzee sanctuary is to rescue chimpanzees that have survived the bush meat trade, been orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from being traumatised for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and night clubs. Chimp Eden is a sanctuary for them. The reserve also raises awareness of the need for conservation and about chimps in Africa.
Guided tours take place three times a day, every day of the year (weather permitting), when the chimp tour guide talks about chimpanzees, the sanctuary, and introduces the individual chimps and their stories – from the safety of the viewing points. The tour takes approximately one hour. Light meals and refreshment are available from tour restaurant before or after the tour.