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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Elephant Walk 4-Hour Guided Tour from Johannesburg

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If you’d love to interact with elephants but find the notion of riding, feeding, or bathing them exploitative, this is the experience for you. Accompanied by a veteran wildlife guide, walk through the African bush with three free-roaming, semi-habituated elephants. Stroll where they stroll, watch them feed, and admire their soft and silent footsteps. Your package includes lunch, water, hot drinks, and round-trip transfer.
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Zanellubbe wrote a review Nov 15
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Half of the enclosures are empty and the cages with actual animals in them are neglected. The animals deserve better care honestly it is upsetting! The zoo can might as well close down the animals will be better off! Experience is most definitely not how we used to remember the zoo. Extremely disappointed
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Chazzy k wrote a review Oct 2020
George, South Africa54 contributions6 helpful votes
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I was absolutely disgusted, there was trash everywhere, the water for the flamingos smelt like ammonia and was filthy. Half the enclosures were empty and a lot of the enclosures were unkept. I think they need to completely revamp this place and start keeping it clean.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Matt S wrote a review Sep 2020
Krugersdorp, South Africa202 contributions17 helpful votes
So the summary of this trip would be enclosure is empty... This is really sad. More than half the cages where empty. The once big bird cage is empty and the roof falling apart. No bears... This was really disappointing to pay full price for half the animals!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tracy Maistry wrote a review Sep 2020
Springs, South Africa1 contribution
Really disappointing experience. A lot of the cages we empty, yet the website advertised several various species the zoo is very neglected. The animals looked under nourished and there pens were dry and looked desolate and dilapidated The non existent aquarium was a shame, I pity the seals as the pool was damaged and almost empty. It's a real shame as back in the day the Pretoria zoo was breathtaking but now on the brink collapse. Poor animals.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Hope wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions3 helpful votes
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This is a very big place with many different types of animals. It caters for everyone from young to old. The aquarium is my favourite place to be. There are snack shops spread evenly in the farm ,the food at the main are quick and edible.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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