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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Phone Number: 0123283265
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Description: The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection...
The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
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I took my children to the zoo with a friend of mine. I found the place very tidy and the staff all helpful. The animals looked happy. There were plenty of baby animals which I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Zoo has a wonderful milieu, put together by great men/women. The foresight is breath taking. The animal collection very impressive. The white lions were there. I'm really impressed. The children were too. I hope the present political class will be up to the task of maintenance & improvement.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The facility is located well , public transport also available. When inside all type of animals you find , easy to see them except lion. The challenge is that the facility is not big enough and receive high volume of tourist

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took my children to the zoo with a friend of mine. I found the place very tidy and the staff all helpful. The animals looked happy. There were plenty of baby animals which I took as a sign of the animals being happy and well looked after. We hired a golf cart to ride around in which was fantastic... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Pretoria Zoo is an excellent place to take young children (even from 1 year to 6 years) to let them get acquainted with wild animals. The monkeys and gorillas are an excellent source of entertainment and the place is clean. The cafeteria has some nice treats and light meals and what can be better on a hot summers day than... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Even on its busiest December/January days, the Pretoria Zoo (as it is affectionately known) is a great day out. The large scope of the animals here is a great sampling of what the natural world out there has to offer. So, if you don't have the time and/or money for the natural world out there this is a great substitute.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A nice outing with the kids, but very expensive if you are a local. The facilities can use a bit of paint as well, the zoo is looking old.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great place for a picnic andday visit with the kids. The Pretoria Zoo is one of the biggest and offers has loads of animals. I have visited a few times. First with my parents, then with my son and then again with other little ones. If you come to South Africa, you dont necessarily want to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Kids love this place, adults too, Great excercise, Cable car view of Pta, Animals, birds, fish, reptiles, great sanctuary, great picnic areas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We have been avid supporters of the Zoo and have been going there ever since we were children. The zoo has many appealing points and exhibitions. I just wish they received some government funding as this would help and improve what the zoo can offer their human visitors and resident animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is one of the best zoos. It is clean and tidy. You can souvenir outside. Inside the park it’s hectic. You will be able to see the big five, or at least most of them. The aquarium is breath taking. You will not be able to visit all sites in one day.

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