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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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Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 79 777 1514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a group of friends and I would highly recommend it. You are taken around by a staff member and given details about each chimpanzee in this sanctuary (You are told about their background, history and other interesting facts about chimpanzees as a...More

Thank Deano T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not visited for a few years. Now has 32 chimps who have experienced a horrific past. A guide explains their past and what is being done to give them a good a life as possible. Through their previous experience before rescuing them they cannot...More

1  Thank David71242
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A guide took us around to 2 fenced-in enclosures to view chimpanzees. It was interesting to learn about these animals and the efforts to protect them. It was not exactly what i expected. i hoped that we would be able to interact with them, rather...More

Thank Manny B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours to spare while visiting relatives in Nelspruit. The tour is very informative and you are quite close to the Chimps. However for children under 5 i think it is a bit tedious and not interactive enough. Our kids lost interest...More

Thank Anneriedb
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Definitely worth a visit to support the work they do for the chimps. Do not expect a chimp show, you walk with the guide to 2 enclosures where they feed the chimps and you get some info on the history of the chimps and what...More

Thank devilliers
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Need to adapt tours for kids - too long - too boring . Did not like the fact that the guide joked about the chimp knowing how to give a nazi salute.

1  Thank 277jamiep
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the sanctuary for the 2nd time. Previous visit was about 4 years ago. Great for the kids. Enjoyed the tour... pretty knowledgeable guide. Also great to know that Joao (the Mozambican chimp) os still alive and kicking. Worth a visit.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Great opportunity to observe rehabilitated chimpanzees in pleasant surroundings. Our guide was a bit verbose and tested the attention span of some of the family. Tickets not cheap but see it as your donation to the great work this sanctuary is doing!

Thank FanieFza
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The shop has very limited stock and the restaurant or coffee shop was not quite what we expected. There is absolutely no interaction with the chimps but our excellent guide explained that disappointment away. Very interesting facts were learnt.

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We went with friends with small children and all enjoyed it. Nice to see the rehabilitated chimpanzees in a safe spacious environment.

Thank Fellside-traveller
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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