Chimp Eden + Botanical Gardens Combo
Mbombela, formerly Nelspruit, is the capital of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province. The city’s Lowveld National Botanical Garden features a man-made rainforest. To the South, Umhloti Nature Reserve contains the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden sanctuary.
Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 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.
National Botanical Gardens
The Lowveld National Botanical gardens was established in 1969 and now plays
a critical role in conservation of rare and endangered species and it played a
pivotal role in establishing the cycad genbank.
Situated between two rivers its topography varies through the gardens,
boasting the rain forest and the biggest fig tree collection in South Africa.