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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
0123283265
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Ranked #7 of 47 Attractions in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Description: The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We would just like to warn about the security problems outside the zoo. We visited the zoo on Sunday and as the car park was full we parked our car on the street ca 30 meters from the zoo entrance. When leaving the zoo and entering our car two guys with big knifes robbed us. Don't trust people on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

unbelievable the assortment of animals in a big city. The large bird aviary is outstanding. Overall neatness does need a bit attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the Zoo, its clean and lots of animals to see.its fun for kids and we all loved the cable car as you can see the whole Zoo from the sky.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A treat for the whole family. Pack a picnic and blanket or simply buy food and drinks from the kiosk, but this is a place to go and visit. Kids will enjoy all the animals and activities - especially if you're on time for feeding the penguins or the lions. Make sure you put enough time aside, as this could... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really a great whole day's adventure. Zoo has pleanty of animals to view. There are also activities for the kids

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The activities of the Zoo should be more widely advertised. i can however strongly recommend a visit to the Zoo.

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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I'll admit while I was there they were improving the Zoo, however there could be some improvement on the cleanliness of the aquarium. Other than the fact that there were no penguins or a polar bear in sight, it was a good time. well looked after animals and lots to see.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was a little disappointed visiting the zoo. The general appearance is not up to scratch and having visited a number of other zoo's in SA and abroad I realised Pretoria zoo is lacking.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Disappointed by our recent visit to the zoo. Many animals weren't available to be seen (including lion) and no notification of this was posted at the entrance/ explanation as to why the animals weren't there. The canteen was poor and only offered cooked chips- no sandwiches/ other meals that were advertised were available.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a huge zoo, and will take up your whole day if you want to see everything. Over the years I have visited many a time, and every time I see something new. I love this zoo and can recommend visiting it.

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