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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Pretoria Zoo is a lovely place where you can pass the day with your kids. The cable cars are a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lovely visit at Pretoria Zoo. It was safe and very clean. We hired a golf cart to get around-easy... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience for the whole family: toddlers to grandparents. Cages, facilities and animals are in great condition. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful! Cable cars, golf cars, mini train, snack shops, restaurants, photo purchases, and lots more! Safe parking. Brought back a lot of childhood memories!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tobiel2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pretoria Zoo is a lovely place where you can pass the day with your kids. The cable cars are a cheap fun experience as well. My four kids absolutely loved our day at the zoo. It is pram friendly and you can hire buggies...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Discover821986
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Entrance fee is R110 for adults which I think is high. Had huge expectation with that entrance fee but was left unsatisfied. The zoo itself is massive. We hired a golf cart to get around-easy and that was fun. I think 2 hours using the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit at Pretoria Zoo. It was safe and very clean. We hired a golf cart to get around-easy and fun. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littlecproductions
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We found most of the animals to be in good condition although we were surprised by multiple repeats of many small breeds (like ground hornbills) and it began to feel a bit scooby-doo-ish. Signage and animal information is lacking throughout and the grounds themselves need...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank basleyclaire
Reviewed October 11, 2018

it was a good time because by that time it was free entrance for that of September we had an opportunity to go without paying entrance fee because it was national parks week

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mmatlhare
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Pretoria is my home town and I've been visiting the Pretoria zoo since I was in diapers. The last trip I made to the zoo was in 2017. As a child I enjoyed in the summer workshops for kids of which I have many fond...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank yvettevanos
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Visiting the zoo is always a nice outing for the kids, but I was saddened this round by the condition of some of the animals and their cages. Some of the larger animals really look sick and not well taken care of. The size and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JacoBoshoff
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Found the online booking to be great, got in quick. Toured most of the zoo found most of the enclosures to be fair - a few needed more attention. The walkways could do with some improvement as some areas have aged. The gardens,trees & plants...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ragiet
Reviewed September 16, 2018

It was great to see the various animals, birds and reptiles from around the world. A suggestion would be to walk the distance; however, if you are challenged to complete the full distance, you can ride the cable car to the top of the hill...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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