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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Address: Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 79 777 1514
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So Worthwhile-Dont Miss This Sanctuary

What a delight to visit the world renowned Jane Goodall sanctuary in Nelspruit. The learning eperience was so uplifting. The guide we had shared so much knowledge on these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Earle W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight to visit the world renowned Jane Goodall sanctuary in Nelspruit. The learning eperience was so uplifting. The guide we had shared so much knowledge on these remarkable animals. I am an animal , nature lover so the experience impacted me incredibly. I will return for another experience of this wonderful sanctuary for Chimps

Thank Earle W
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guide was knowledgable. Chimps not made as circus animals but did show off their behaviour. Enclosures big but could be bigger with more trees. Very informative experience

Thank SuvarnaParbhoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sanctuary is both uplifting and sad - sad because of how these near-human animals have been treated by us and uplifting because someone cares about them. Go see them and make contact with 98% of your DNA! Your money and time will be well spent. I will go back when I can do so.

Thank james l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful eye-opening lesson on some beautiful creatures. The guide was very knowledgeable. Sad to hear the stories on how Zach, Jessica, Cosi and the rest of these beautiful animals came to be here but glad to see them now living much better lives. The Sanctuary is doing wonderful work.

Thank Yvettie
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. It was fascinating hearing about the chimpanzees and their stories. The work they are doing here is invaluable. Worth supporting them!

Thank Catjane2610
Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

So sad to hear the story about them but it is so nice place for them. They are amazing animals. Guides is very good they call them by name and they respond. Thank you for the good work

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome experience for old and young. The tour is very informative and even though there is no close contact with the chimps (which is also explained) one feels as if you peeked into the life of a chimp. Note that the website booking service does not work well, best to just stop buy and get your tickets... More 

Thank Elanie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Chimp Eden is just outside Nelspruit, and houses and cares for Chimpanzees who have had terrible traumas in their lives. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and had a great rapport with the animals. The tour was very interesting and we learned many things about their behaviour.

Thank Mhimbi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The chimpanzees were fascinating. I could have watched for hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely return.

Thank Sharon K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Loved this!! The chimpanzees were awesome and the trainer was very knowledgeable. I loved watching them clap for food.

Thank Gretchony

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