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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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Went to the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria with my wife and I was very pleasantly surprised... All the animals are well looked after and you can see that they are happy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the sweetest and cutest zoo's ever visited. It's rather big, so rent a golfcar (only 6 dollars an hour). You can get real close to the animals. The zoo is not too crowded, staff is friendly and helpful. Located in Pretoria Center, strange to see elephants with big buildings in the background.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria with my wife and I was very pleasantly surprised... All the animals are well looked after and you can see that they are happy. Especially enjoyed the snakes, the akwarium, the gorillas and the hippos. Wear comfartable shoes because the zoo is quite big, especially if the cable cars are not working,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really well maintained zoo and well worth taking the family. To make full use of it you need to go early and plan on spending the whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice to rent a golf car and drive around to view the huge number of animals at the zoo. the food is excellent at the restaurant and the petting zoo a must for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am not a fan of Zoos generally , but this zoo really has made an effort with the habitats, and the location along the river is great. The cable ride car lets you see the zoo and some of Pretoria from the air which is interesting and fun. If you take one of the tours on offer you will... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Good place to visit, just the wrong part of town. However, I found it very relaxing, and the children enjoyed every minute of the visit.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The over-all appearance of the zoo is not bad. The zoo is not as nice as i remembered it, but still worth a visit. Beware of the people outside the zoo and keep your eyes open at the traffic lights. My child loved the animals and the cable way, and there was plenty of space for her to run around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a nice environment for small kids and families to spend some time. There are however many empty cages and some very dirty cages.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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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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Additional Information about National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Address: Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Phone Number: 0123283265
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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