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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Phone Number: 0123283265
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of...

The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.

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I had a good experience after taking friends from out of town to the Pretoria Zoo. The friends thought it was the best zoo they had ever visited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dzivhu N
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a good experience after taking friends from out of town to the Pretoria Zoo. The friends thought it was the best zoo they had ever visited.

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Thank Dzivhu N
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always being upgraded, well kept, happy animals. Thank you NRF for the good work you do. Keep it up. It is a National Zoo to be proud of.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The University of Pretoria is during studies here and guide the staff to care for animals aand babies.

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Welkom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there at about 10.00. We met other family there and picnicked soon after arrival. Glad we did as it was packed by lunchtime. Great day out. Would definitely recommend hiring a golf cart for the full 3 hours as it is a big zoo with lots to see and enjoy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good zoo, very staff and healthy looking animals. All animals are walking around and not just lazy in the corner. I would recommend to get there 30-40 min before the gates open and hire a gold cart to use for the day, this takes the heat off of you compared to walking and makes the visit better.

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Thank travcaine
Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great activity for kids and adults. A must see for tourists. They can definitely work on their food options.

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Thank Lood800
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Come visit our beautiful zoo in the capital city .you can pack a picnic badket and have fun eith your family and see all the big five .Proudly South african

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fantastic to see the all the animals at the zoo especially the lions. There are golf carts for hire which is useful as the zoo is on the side of a ridge - you book these on a first come, first serve basis. The zoo does have restaurants but none of them offered a full service for food... More 

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Thank roosda
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo has a large variety of animals. From wild to tame, to sea life as well as reptiles. Enclosures are such that u get to c the animals easily. The zoo is very big, u need a full day there and lots of energy for waking. Best not to go on a very hot day. It was the ideal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place for the whole family. Do you know they are open on some evenings during the week. We had kids sleep over on weekends and regularly have birthday parties for kids there.

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