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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 2 weeks ago

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 26 November 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
Thank tommyjav
Reviewed 21 November 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
Thank eihtab49
Reviewed 17 November 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
Thank Kiwihammers
Reviewed 7 November 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
Thank Djesika D
Reviewed 30 October 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 27 October 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
Thank A8755EGdavidp
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Chimp Eden - the guide was knowledgable and shared the stories of many of the different chimps, including how they came to Chimp Eden. He was friendly and happy to answer questions and engaged in casual conversation both with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Shaun showed us around with a larger party, he was very informative and you can tell the apes were well cared for! The staff seemed very passionate about the welfare of the apes and it was lovely to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jenirosee
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I had a fun and interesting afternoon at Chimp Eden. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts and stories. Most fascinating for me was the chimps social behaviour. Love Cozy :)

Date of experience: August 2018
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20 December 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.
6 June 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
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