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The Jane Goodall Institute

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

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Established in 2006 by the Jane Goodall Institute, Chimp Eden near Hazyview, White River and Nelspruit is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary of its kind in South Africa. Our mission is the rescue and care of chimpanzees that have been orphaned, traded, abused or survived the bush meat trade.

The Jane Goodall Institute was founded in 1977 to continue her groundbreaking studies on chimpanzees. The Jane Goodall Institute is dedicated to raising awareness through education and eco-tourism. Understanding the lives and the plight of rescued chimpanzees is the best way to start the change.

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Great place, great visit...  -  Lenka Kucerova.

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Lenka Kucerova

Great place, great visit

Lenka Kucerova experienced the Chimpanzee Tour


Sedisha Brink

We had a wonderful tour that day and were treated to a "private" tour as there weren't any other patrons during the morning tour. My son Zachary enjoyed listening to the stories of each of the chimpanzees. Whilst it was still very sad to hear, he was reassured that they were well taken care of at the sanctuary. His favourite chimpanzee was Zack as they share the name. Thank you so much. We will be back

Sedisha Brink experienced the Chimpanzee Tour


Maretha Britz

I would absolutely recommend that people visit the sanctuary! It was wonderful observing the chimps and learning about all their different personalities from the tour guide. The guide was very informative and we enjoyed the stories. What a great experience!

Maretha Britz experienced the Chimpanzee Tour


Caren van Gund

I enjoyed the tour and found the stories interesting. Thank you for the excellent work you do.

Caren van Gund experienced the Chimpanzee Tour


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