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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
0123283265
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Ranked #5 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Pretoria Zoo has a great collection of largely indigenous animals. However, it is obvious that the zoo receives hardly the funds needed to keep the exhibits in good state. No evidence that the animals suffer the consequences, but the visitor experience could be improved. There is an arial tramway up the hill, for which a one-way ticket is useful.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It a good place to take your family for the a day to have fun, enjoy nature, view animals and have a picnic. Lovely food in the restaurant.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are so much to see, I just cannot even think where to start! So many animals and they seem well looked after. Prepare yourself for walking, because you have a lot of ground to cover. You can take the cable carts to the top of the viewing platform and see nice views from up there. If I remember correctly... More

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Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited my family in South Africa and took my nephew to the zoo. The zoo was very quiet on the Tuesday we went and I found it very clean and excellent value for money for the time spent and the cost of entrance, food, golf cart hire and other activities. We hired one of the golf carts which I... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Pretoria Zoo is a great place to visit appealing to young and old. The animals have large enclosures and are well looked after. The facilities are well maintained and easily accessed. The push carts that can be hired ar a nominal fee for small children or the golf carts for those not keen on walking far, allow you to cover... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The zoo is a very fun family experience and is perfect for family outing with the kids.You just need to know the best places in the zoo and those are mainly at the back part of the zoo.Enjoy!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What an island of tranquillity amidst chaos outside. The care the caregivers have for the animals is very evident.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a really nice place to come to as a family. Getting there is a bit scary but once inside there are safe parking and facilities. I would suggest getting there early and then renting a gholf cart it make the whole experience more fun for everyone! There are lots of animals in clean and well kept cages

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Centurion, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at how well the facility was maintained, the zoo was clean and there were many dustbins and toilet facilities. In some areas however the toilets were very clean and in other areas (specifically at the Aquarium) they were very dirty, but at least everything was in working order. We absolutely underestimated the size of the facility... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This year one of my friends decided to celebrate her birthday at the zoo. We had a nice braai with family and friends at one of the picnic spots at the zoo. The braai areas are clean, offers seating or alternatively rolling grass for blankets and camping chairs. The animal enclosures are well kept and the animals seem content and... More

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