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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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US$ 91.88*
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Full-Day Chimp Eden and Botanical Gardens tour from Hazyview
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This is really a group of chimpanzees who have been rescued from private owners who were abusing the animals. It has a gift shop and a small dining area. There is someone that explains what happen to the chimpanzees and throws fruits and vegetables to...More

Thank Bettina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very eye opening but incredibly inspirational. Our guide was fantastic, very entertaining and had a light hearted approach even though the stories were quite sad. The sanctuary is very well set up and have a big job on their hands handling the chimps. This is...More

Thank Raewyn O
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The sanctuary is very close to the centre of Nelspruit and easy to find. We went on the first day of our holiday and it was a great way to start our much needed break. The tour is very educational and we definitely learnt a...More

Thank Des1963
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Very fun and informative chimp encounter for the whole family, in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Our tour guide Jana was excellent, relating interesting facts about these primates as well as the horrific backgrund stories of many of them. Entrance fee is a bit steep...More

Thank Mohnomishe
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Set in the heart of the Lowveld bush just outside Nelspruit this is a place to visit alone or with the family. Heartbreaking stories about how the Chimps ended up at Eden and to see how much love, care and attention they receive from their...More

Thank liebsons25
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visit the centre annually with our Grade 7 tour group. It is definitely one of the highlights of our visit to the area. The guides are knowledgeable and really has a passion for their job and the chimpanzees. The stories you hear are both...More

Thank Petro G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are many stories here and our guide was excellent in relating them to us. A great educational experience. The different personalities are soooo interesting.

Thank DCody
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I've been to Chimp Eden before and will go again! I've followed the rescue of many of these chimps on television and it's always great to see them in person. It's a wonderful experience to be so close to them, see their interaction with each...More

Thank MissMannersApril
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Very interesting place and worth a visit, most of the chimps have such unbelievably sad back grounds and stories of bad treatments. The enclosures are all neatly kept and the guides are very informative and friendly. Its the best place for the chimps as they...More

Thank JAKTracks
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very informative, was there to just see but will definitely go for the tour in the near future. The animals are very well looked after and the Guides are friendly.

Thank Julie S
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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