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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Address: 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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Amazing work to look after some real characters

Whilst we would have gathered there was no need to have such a sanctuary it was well worth the trip to see the great work undertaken there to help those chimpanzees. Each has it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst we would have gathered there was no need to have such a sanctuary it was well worth the trip to see the great work undertaken there to help those chimpanzees. Each has it's own story which is told by the knowledgable keepers. An amazing place and well worth a visit and deserves your support....highly recommended

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Worongary, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of six enjoyed our visit to the sanctuary, although also to sadly learn about the continued plight of chimpanzees. I have heard Jane Goodall speak in Australia and it has been my mission to visit this sanctuary for some time. I can't really add to the great comments already noted about Chimp Eden and its staff - and... More 

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Boskruin, Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time I visited Chimp Eden, and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. It's a beautiful drive once you turn off the busy road from Nelspruit to Barberton into the reserve, with a chance to spot the odd antelope or two en route. The facility itself is immaculate, with a lot of information to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very informative tour on the plight of the Chimpanzee. This animal could well be a myth to children in the future, thank goodness we have people like Jane Goodall and all her volunteers. It would be a shame to just drive past and not pop in to support such a noble purpose. My children don't have a long attention... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

An excellent way to spend a couple hours whilst in the region. Although there is no direct interaction, the guides are informative and the experience is eductaional and sensitizes the public to the plight of the chimps. Worth a visit.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We all must visit and help this incredible and unique place in the world. Listen carefully to the guide, enjoy the visit, raise awarness among your children and everyone around you. Be quiet and observe. Try to underestand what is going on here. Be respectful. Learn. "What you do make a difference..."

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Thank iValentina
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The sanctuary is well managed and beautiful. A short drive from Nelspruit and literally one of the most ethical tours out there! A must see!!

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Thank Dean V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

What a delight to visit the world renowned Jane Goodall sanctuary in Nelspruit. The learning eperience was so uplifting. The guide we had shared so much knowledge on these remarkable animals. I am an animal , nature lover so the experience impacted me incredibly. I will return for another experience of this wonderful sanctuary for Chimps

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Guide was knowledgable. Chimps not made as circus animals but did show off their behaviour. Enclosures big but could be bigger with more trees. Very informative experience

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This sanctuary is both uplifting and sad - sad because of how these near-human animals have been treated by us and uplifting because someone cares about them. Go see them and make contact with 98% of your DNA! Your money and time will be well spent. I will go back when I can do so.

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