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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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Good day excursion

It was a nice way to get away from and forget about work. They take care of the animals in a good way and make them comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've been to the Pretoria Zoo several times, usually taking friends and family who come to visit. The place is a beauty. The vast assemblage of animals is impressive. They charge an entrance fee which I often wish could be lower, but the fact that you can stay at the zoo for the whole day, and do other things like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a nice way to get away from and forget about work. They take care of the animals in a good way and make them comfortable.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We travelled to Pretoria the weekend of the 1st of May 2015. We visited Pretoria Zoo. I have been to the zoo several times over 3 decades. The animals are well looked after. However the zoo needs to have some upgrading of many of its exhibits.

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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited the National Zoo yesterday. I have to say that it's much better that the Jhb Zoo. Get there early as it gets rather busy. R20 for parking and R85 entrance. You need basically the entire day I.e. 8.30 - 5pm if you plan to see all the animals. Visited the aquarium and reptile park, then visited the bigger animals.... More 

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We went on a week day and arrived at 9. This is early enough to miss a lot of the school groups but late enough to miss the traffic. Lots of the food kiosks were closed so bring a long some food and snacks (this is allowed). Costs incl. R20 parking and R85 entrance. There is so much to see... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Didnt see a lot of exciting animals and they is one restaurant they should put more in there. I enjoyed going with the kids but the i felt johannesburg zoo might be smaller but its nicer and the lions was such a dissappointment athough I really like the aquarium and the snake display

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Pretoria zoo is a must for any visitor or Pretorianer. The golf carts for rent is really fun and helps rest those legs for an hour. Make sure to stop at the aquarium as well. Parking is often a problem, so plan to go early. Don't leave any valuables in the car.

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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having visited the Johannesburg Zoo I was greatly dissapointed with the lack of animals. There were many cages that was empty and their reptile park was non-existant. The cable car was nice although it fwas overpriced. Would rather go to Joburg zoo in the future!!!!

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Edenvale, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went today 04/04/2015. Can understand the construction on the animal enclosures but i was really heartsore a the condition of some of the animals. The parrots condition are to say the least, shocking, Feather plucking , stressed out birds. Made me sad, as an african grey owner. The tiger pacing, signs of distress, It just looked and felt like a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is really fun to take your family to Pretoria zoo lake. There is enough to teach your children about and you can braai.

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