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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
27 79 777 1514
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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188 reviews 188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful tranquil setting, great service from friendly staff, fascinating and informative tour and amazing chimps - all make the trip and experience so worthwhile. Allow at least 3 hours to really appreciate this wonderful sanctuary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting and the chimpanzees are lovely to watch. The guides are very knowledgeable. So very sad they have been treated so badly in the past

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Suitable for young and old, very enjoyable and educating - my 3 year old still talking about the outing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The tour is limited to two enclosures and consists of the guide discussing individual chimps as she feeds them titbits of fruit and runs through their truly tragic and awful pasts. the stories are horrific: from being tied outside nightclubs, beaten, mutilated and turned into alcaholics - it really is grim. Although we understood completely why it was important to... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fascinating to see the chimps - very good tour. The chimps are all personalities and our guide did an excellent job of telling their stories.

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Armidale. NSW
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went out of our way to visit the sanctuary partly because it seemed a worthwhile charity to support and partly because I wanted photos of chimps to paint from (I'm a hobby wildlife artist). I'm very glad we did - this sanctuary provides quality life-style for rescued chimps, some from truly horrendous circumstances. You can sponsor a chimp -... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great experience and stunning staff that know everything that you would expect them to know. even the curio lady was helpful with bizarre questions that some of the non-locals had. Fantastic job and fantastic team.

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Maputo, Mozambique
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is definitely worth the short drive out of town. It was so informative and a great experience learning about the chimps and their habitat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our experience even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a tour of an hour and a half during which we were introduced to all the rehabilitated chimps with a narrative of the history of the sanctuary and about chimps and their habits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This facility offers a great education program to the public, as well as an opportunity to view the chimps in as natural an environment as can be achieved in an outdoor enclosure. I thought that the best part of the operation was the education component which occurred prior to actually visiting the chimps.

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