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“Informative visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
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Full-Day Chimp Eden and Botanical Gardens tour from Hazyview
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Nelspruit
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Informative visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great guide talk about the chimps and the sanctuary. No interaction with the chimps as they are not handled at all but lovely to see them finding a safe and happy home after their previous lifes.

Visited May 2013
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Rojales, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice but costly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We did the tour and it was quite interesting, the chimps are really funny and have such different personalities. I this place is definitely geared for tourists and not locals, for us it's too expensive to even have a meal or drink there.

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a Disappointment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you have watched Chimpanzee Eden on Animal Planet, then it's like stepping into the show itself. The drive up is great, as it's 2 - 3 km, off the main road between Nelspruit and Barberton. The facilities are beautiful and it actually is a sanctuary/rescue center. The guide has great and tragic stories to tell, and we get to see all the chimps and their personalities and what's great is that it isn't in a zoo. We take visitors whenever they come to South Africa, and they are never disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing sanctuary in South Africa!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

What a wonderful sanctuary in South Africa's own backyard! It is bittersweet as you always hope chimps can be in their native environment...but given the sometimes evil of humans, these chimps are all orphaned and have found a great home in the end!

I have traveled to a lot of sanctuaries and this is by far one of the best. The care the animals get is the best. And their environment is second best to their native forests. It is so amazing to be able to enjoy the tour and learn more about the individual chimps and their history. Kudos to a great group of guides that make the tour such a great experience. It is so enlightening to learn more about these wonderful animals.

And make sure to check out the great gift shop and have lunch at the restaurant. Great food at good prices.

Overall, wonderful experience and what a great way to spend the day!!!

Visited May 2013
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Dullstroom, South Africa
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“How exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Loved the knowledge of the tour guides.. Absolutely worth the visit ! The chimps were gorgeous.. took my little boy who is 5 and he learnt lots !

Visited August 2012
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