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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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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

Went to visit Chimp Eden on one of their tours during our stay in Nelspruit : if you stay in Nelspruit, you have to go! First of all, the tours are not rush and you don't over expose yourself to the chimp. Guide will go...More

Thank bnoy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jane Goodall's sanctuary both deserves our support and enriches those who venture there. Expand your mind, visit! I am looking forward now to heading up to the DRC to see the bonobos!

Thank Jon Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see some different animals from those in the Kruger National Park, then a visit to Chimp Eden is definitely worth doing, perhaps as a stop on the way to the historic mining town of Barberton. We combined the visit with a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides are very knowledgeable and explain the animals' behavior based on their individual backgrounds/rescue stories. There is no shortage of monkey business going on and the chimps' behavior is hilarious. It was very educational. Though the items in the gift shop are over-priced, we...More

Thank AuntieAnne22
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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 25 March 2018 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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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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