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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 79 777 1514
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“worthy cause” (5 reviews)
“sad stories” (3 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have followed the place on Facebook and got to know the chimps almost like family members. It was such a thrill to finally see them in the sanctuary! Our guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning more about these rescued chimps. No direct...More

Thank KHeroux
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shaun the tour guide was extremely well versed and professional. Loads of fun! Very inspiring to see the chimps in such good condition. Each one with their own personalities. Highly recommended!

Thank Monique G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this visit was undoubtedly a highlight of my too brief South Africa trip, it’s real value was in being able to support the future lives of these wonderful animals, animals that too often had each been made to suffer at the hands of humans....More

Thank Martin A
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This is really a group of chimpanzees who have been rescued from private owners who were abusing the animals. It has a gift shop and a small dining area. There is someone that explains what happen to the chimpanzees and throws fruits and vegetables to...More

Thank Bettina S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Very eye opening but incredibly inspirational. Our guide was fantastic, very entertaining and had a light hearted approach even though the stories were quite sad. The sanctuary is very well set up and have a big job on their hands handling the chimps. This is...More

Thank Raewyn O
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The sanctuary is very close to the centre of Nelspruit and easy to find. We went on the first day of our holiday and it was a great way to start our much needed break. The tour is very educational and we definitely learnt a...More

Thank Des1963
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Very fun and informative chimp encounter for the whole family, in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Our tour guide Jana was excellent, relating interesting facts about these primates as well as the horrific backgrund stories of many of them. Entrance fee is a bit steep...More

Thank Mohnomishe
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Set in the heart of the Lowveld bush just outside Nelspruit this is a place to visit alone or with the family. Heartbreaking stories about how the Chimps ended up at Eden and to see how much love, care and attention they receive from their...More

Thank liebsons25
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visit the centre annually with our Grade 7 tour group. It is definitely one of the highlights of our visit to the area. The guides are knowledgeable and really has a passion for their job and the chimpanzees. The stories you hear are both...More

Thank Petro G
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are many stories here and our guide was excellent in relating them to us. A great educational experience. The different personalities are soooo interesting.

Thank DCody
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Christin H
12 March 2015|
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Response from Gypsetter66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Chris - Apologies for this late response - I have just seen the query now. In South Africa (Southern Hemisphere) our winters are June-August. This is a lovely time of year in the Lowveld (the part of the country where the... More
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