While the elusive ‘day-off’ can be spent watching fun yet informative war documentaries , strutting that summer body on the beach or making clay moulds of your German Shepherd; it’s always pleasurable to do something different. Stop monkeying around with the mainstream and greet the great chimpanzees with a guided tour of Chimp Eden for two people for R120.
Started in 2006, The Jane Goodall Sanctuary in South Africa, otherwise known as Chimp Eden, is South Africa’s first and only chimpanzee sanctuary. While being man’s closest cousins, the chimps are fast becoming an endangered species; making it Chimp Eden’s unmistakable mission to rescue and take care of chimpanzees in need of refuge. Providing groups of African-born chimps with a semi-natural home to live out their lives in safety; the sanctuary can be found on a 1000 hectare game reserve just a 15km tree-swing outside of Nelspruit.
Whether you’re an animal-loving ape enthusiast, an
interested observer or a travelling tourist; a trip to Chimp Eden makes for a
fun yet thought-provoking visit. With a
qualified tour guide taking you around the reserve and answering all your
chimp-related queries; visit the great groups of Chimpanzees in their semi-wild
enclosures while learning about the sanctuary’s endless efforts, opportunities and