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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this place on out way from Kruger, and it realy worth it! You can see 2 chimpi family in a very informative tour, where you can get to find out a lot about them, and they are being fed during out stay, so it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the work they are doing to save the Chimps from the horrors of human nature! The tour is not time constrained so you get to just chill and watch the chimps.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much Dean ,we really enjoyed your tour, it was so informative with a little humor. What an amazing place, the Chimps are so full of character and melted our hearts. We will be back for sure!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobVorster
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The place is doing a wonderful job.This is a return visit,and we always learn something new.The guides are good and very informative. The place needs a little love and tender care, no education centre open . We loved it here thanks

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank krugerandmore
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is a MUST visit when in the Nelspruit area! A very nice guided tour, but a little shorter than the previous time when Eugene Cussons was the guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Today we visited Chimp Eden which is set in beautiful surroundings The tour was really informative and interesting. The guide told us so many stories. All of them very equally inteteresting . I would recommend it to everyone ! It is possible to financially adopt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We did the tour which is about 210 rand each. You learn about the chimps and then you go around and see two families of them. Tour is very informative but is not the most exciting. It was very hot and unless food was thrown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Today we visited the Chimp Eden. If you're looking for a sign to go visit this centre. This is it! The tour was really informative and interesting. The guide told us so many stories. All of them very equally intriguing. I didn't want to miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I took my 3 daughters to this place and they all liked it and they were amazed with them, we did not see all the chimps because it was hot and some of them were hidden, but its very interesting to know the stories of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

A very worthwhile visit as a day out from South African wildlife spotting in the Kruger Park. The guides were knowledgable and certainly cared about the chimpanzees. Most of the chimps (except for the 2 born in the sanctuary) had come from difficult previous locations,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 20, 2018|
Response from A8755EGdavidp | Reviewed this property |
I think the guided tours run for 2-3 hours and that is the only way to see the chimps.
June 5, 2018|
Response from Busy_Lissy | Reviewed this property |
No need to precook, just arrive before one is due to start (see website for times) and they will squeeze you in. Without a tour you cannot see much as you are kept back from the enclosures.
Christin H
March 12, 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