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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Address: Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
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+27 79 777 1514
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This is a must for all people with a love of animals. Hearing the stories of how some of these chimps came to be here just torn at my heart. I had to adopt one. They are so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eltham, Australia
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Eltham, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for all people with a love of animals. Hearing the stories of how some of these chimps came to be here just torn at my heart. I had to adopt one. They are so delightful even the naughty Cozy is cute. The tour is really interesting hearing about how they come to find the chimps and... More 

Thank maureend105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last day in Nelspruit, we had some free time and decided to check out the sanctuary. I wasn't really sure what it was going to be about but when we got there I was very happy we got to experience this. We learnt about these beautiful animals and how they were all rescued and in such a better... More 

Thank Krista M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a great time meeting the chimps at chimpanzee eden. the guide was extrememly informative. we learned alot and had alot of fun doing it.

Thank Derek M
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well, this is the place one should see - but please be aware that lots of chimps here have not-so-good stories how they were treated by humans (or, rather "humans", read mindless ones); and You can see that especially well as they are so close to us, with gestures and behaviors. Well worth to see, but for the fragile personalities... More 

Thank The_Protagonist
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as two families with kids aged 9 to 11. It's a great experience. The kids learnt a lot. You go for the chimpanzee experience, the rest of the facilities are a little disappointing nonetheless that's not the point. It's quite a long drive off the main road.

Thank JWT-1964
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful morning at the sanctuary. The staff are very pleasant and informative and I would recommend everyone to visit.

Thank Vicky C
Melrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These chimps deserve the life they are living now some tortured experimented on no animal should have to suffer this way go and support them you won't regret it

Thank jill s
Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was such a beautiful experience. It was great to see how passionate the staff are about the animals and the guides gave us loads of information about each animal, its history and personality. I can not wait to visit again soon!

Thank Landi R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Chimp Eden and the informative tour to the 2x enclosures where stories of the individual chimps were shared while the guide tossed portions of fruit/veg to the chimps. I personally appreciated that there was no "hard selling" for donations or gifts although the option was mentioned. It's nice to experience something without a guilt trip... More 

Thank BullManJohn
Umdloti, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 5, in total, enjoying one guide. Chantelle? She was great and together with co-operative chimps made for an enlightening and delightful 2 hours. Bless them all. May the good work continue and be supported

Thank alanlouw

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