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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Phone Number: 0123283265
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Ranked #10 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over...
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner 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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Durban, South Africa
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Although a bit pricey, its worth every penny as you have a huge variety of animals, incl tigers, bears, lions, elephants, koalas, etc. The aquarium is very informative and the reptile section has every species of snake you can think of. They even have a bird section. Lots of walking if you dont hire a golf cart but you can... More 

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Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was a pleasure to visit the zoo with my family. I was Suprise on how clean the whole place were including the toilets and I mean the whole zoo. The animals are well looked after too. The staff are friendly.The gardens are well maintained. I will definitely go back there with my little ones. The photos they sell you... More 

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Pretoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There is so much animals to see, it takes nearly two days to view everything. It is a great adventure to go as a family and the picknick spots is great. Lots of rest places for the tired, well maintained and wheel chair friendly.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a large zoo in a very clean park-like setting that is well worth the visit; in fact, it is one of the most beautiful zoos we have been to apart from the one in San Diego. The variety of animals provides an interesting experience for both adults and children, especially the aquarium section. It is also nice to... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The zoo area is very big and is good maintained up to South African standards. Unfortunately we have not seen a lot of animals as they were put away for husbandry. The animals we have seen seemed to be taken care of well. I can recommend the aquarium with a huge variety of sea animals. What impressed me most was... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous variety of Animals Used the golf car to get around Still more to see after 4 hours Staff very helpful Went mid week so quieter Zoo was clean Car Park just outside Well worth a visit

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Pretoria
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The zoo is well set out and has a huge variety of animals and reptiles. Pity that it's not always clean. Seems as if staff take a while to picking up litter after huge picnics on the weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

i rili think that the zoo is tryn all thier best to keep al animals safe and loved..allthough there are some animals that are in bad conditions does not make the zoo a bad place for these animals..i mean my husband works there and he has so much love for these animals cause all he can tlk about when he... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Upgrades to the enclosures and enlarging the area for the animals always great to see. Cable cars amazing view of zoo and whole of Pretoria. The animals seem to receive as much as they can from donations and as long as people visit and support the zoo the good work can continue. (truly these animals cannot be released into the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

i like this zoo because it has more animals than other zoos i went to, plus there is space for families to have picnic and with the expanssion there is more to see here, i suggest the aquarium and snakes section hahaha

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