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More about Chimpanzee Tour

This is a truly unique and meaningful wildlife experience. A guided tour of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden, the first and only sanctuary of its kind in South Africa, reveals the important work done here to care for chimpanzees that have been orphaned or rescued from Central Africa.

The wildlife sanctuary is surrounded by free-roaming game within the Umhloti Nature Reserve and is close to Hazyview, White River and Nelspruit, in a low-risk malaria area. At just over one hour this wildlife experience is a fascinating, inspiring, informative look into the world of chimpanzees.

What people say

We both enjoyed every second of our Chimpanzee Tour - although we were sad to hear of how badly trea...  -  Rom Ferrier & Lynette Willems.



1 hour 15 minutes


All Year except Christmas day 24/7


R40, Barberton Road, Turn off 47 12 Kilometers from The N4 Nelspruit GPS: S25°34'31" , E31°0'15" Phone +2779 777 1514 to gain entry at the gate


Tours will be cancelled in during thunderstorms for the protection of the chimpanzees.

What to Wear:

Walking Shoes

Things to bring:

Camera Sun screen

Guests or Spectators:

There is a curio shop where you can obtain cool drinks. Upon arrival phone +2779 777 1514 to get access to the property. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.
Inclusions & Exclusions


Guided Tour


Items of a personal Nature

Opinions On Chimpanzee Tour

What the locals say about Chimpanzee Tour.

Rom Ferrier & Lynette Willems

We both enjoyed every second of our Chimpanzee Tour - although we were sad to hear of how badly treated these chimps were before they were rescued. It is a shame that some of these chimps will be sent back to the same countries that did not protect them. We really enjoyed the chimpanzees different personalities and naughty behaviour - they kept us entertained and laughing for much of the time - so much so that we forgot to take photos. Keep up the good work.

Hermien Jorritsma

We enjoyed the chimpansee tour very much. We saw the good work of the Jane Goodall Foundation.

Jaco v d Merwe

Awesome. The celebrities Charles and Jessica were obviously the bait that got us there, but all the chimpanzees were great. Our three-year-old got a giant soft toy chimp after the holiday and named her Jessica without anybody suggesting it. She later referred to the soft toy as Cozy, which stunned us even more, as we haven't spoken about any of the chimps for months. If ever you wanted an indication of what how deep the creatures can crawl into one's heart, there you have it. keep up the good work.

Pieter Botha

An absolute must if you are in the vicinity, What a tragedy to think that all of these animals are here because of the cruelty of man. But on the positive side the facilities are well developed and cared for and the Chimps look well fed and seem to have a good relationship with the guides. Definitely a place that we shall return to and support. I can also say that a very knowledgeable guide that really enjoys what she is doing made for a fantastic experience. Thank you for the privilege of seeing what is done to look after these Chimps.


Scenic Nelspruit is revered for its nearby game reserves, biodiversity and moderate climate.
More About Nelspruit

The Jane Goodall Institute

Wildlife experiences and tours of sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees near Nelspruit in the Lowveld Legogote region.

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