Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa.
Chimp Eden was established in 2006 and is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. This JGI chimpanzee sanctuary brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild enclosures. The chimps show normal social interaction and behavioral patterns despite their traumatic backgrounds as pets, entertainment animals and victims of the bushmeat trade.
HOW WE RATE IT & WHY WE LIKE IT
A beautiful and heart-warming sanctuary for chimps that have received a second chance in life. They are well fed and taken care of by passionate staff and volunteers.
As from January 2013, the Jane Goodall Institute SA manages both the primate care and all operations at the chimpanzee sanctuary. The Institute is a non profit organisation and all funds received go directly back into JGI Chimp Eden to further its aims of conservation and protection of chimpanzees, or to assist in funding the Roots and Shoots outreach programmes. Welcome to fall in love with life again!