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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 3 days ago 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

Thank Kiwihammers
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Djesika D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RassulaC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David P
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

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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.

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 :)

Thank cmx51
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great presentation of many chimpanzees. The guides were knowledgeable, experienced and had a passion for their job. Good cause and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience and the tour guide was lovely. Learning about the chimps was fascinating and it’s so great to hear how they have been rescued from such bleak pasts. The chimps have their own personalities and and some were super entertaining!!

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Nice place to spend a couple of hours, learn about the chimpanzees and see them in action! They each have different personalities are a very amusing to watch (except for Cozy...he throws rocks at people!). The staff care deeply about the animals and you leave...More

Thank Traci W
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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