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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

#4 of 23 things to do in Nelspruit Features Animals
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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the late morning guided tour. You see 2 of the 3 chimp enclosures during the tour. You always view them through a fence so it is not the best for photography. The guide feeds them macadamia nuts to attract them (and for protein...More

Thank imcarthur
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

As much as hearing the unfortunate experiences of each of chimpanzees and the excellent treatment they get at chimp eden, I feel the amount of R180pp for a 1 hour show and tell is too expensive for local visitors. On the tour we learnt that...More

1  Thank Lunaspa
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Well done to all working there. Very learnfull experence. Our grandchildren love'it. Darren.....our guide.... had a good sence of humor. Every question ask he knew the answer.

Thank Sonet C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a must for all people with a love of animals. Hearing the stories of how some of these chimps came to be here just torn at my heart. I had to adopt one. They are so delightful even the naughty Cozy is cute....More

Thank maureend105
Reviewed 10 April 2017

On our last day in Nelspruit, we had some free time and decided to check out the sanctuary. I wasn't really sure what it was going to be about but when we got there I was very happy we got to experience this. We learnt...More

Thank Krista M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we had a great time meeting the chimps at chimpanzee eden. the guide was extrememly informative. we learned alot and had alot of fun doing it.

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

well, this is the place one should see - but please be aware that lots of chimps here have not-so-good stories how they were treated by humans (or, rather "humans", read mindless ones); and You can see that especially well as they are so close...More

Thank The_Protagonist
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We went as two families with kids aged 9 to 11. It's a great experience. The kids learnt a lot. You go for the chimpanzee experience, the rest of the facilities are a little disappointing nonetheless that's not the point. It's quite a long drive...More

Thank JWT-1964
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a wonderful morning at the sanctuary. The staff are very pleasant and informative and I would recommend everyone to visit.

Thank Vicky C
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Christin H
Hello, I have 12 year old twin girls that will be traveling with me (their Mom) and we need to know the best time to come. They have a break from school Dec 26 on or the summer between June 20th to August 20th. While there we hope to go to the Kruger National Park as well and hope to see lots of wild animal on a safari. Thank you. Chris
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