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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Opens in 12 min: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
Opens in 12 min
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is always fun at the Pretoria Zoo! Increase the fun with the Friens of the Zoo (FOTZ) membership, to receive discounted rates and notifications for special events. Also join in the monthly early-morning fun walk before normal opening time at a fraction of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank heynsv1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals.The Monkey was the most excting as he/she showed off a lot swinging tricks.It was amazing to see the big elephants,the pink flamingos ,spiders, and Tiger.The place is so big 1 day is not enough to see...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Pretoria zoo while on business in Pretoria. We enjoyed seeing the animals, most of which have large pens, and most do not have heavy fencing blocking the view. A couple of sections need renovation. The vegetation in the zoo looks quite old...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Herbert M
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Very interesting and love the animals. all are kept well fed and in overall very good condition. Just a very long walk

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S2300ZAguestg
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Many zoos in South Africa are used for conservation, and so treatment of animals is good. As with this Zoo the animals habitats are made as normal as possible. The lions and tiger inhabit the hillside with dense trees and bushes so you might not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JenQatar
Reviewed July 29, 2019

The Zoo in Pretoria has attract very shady characters and I personally will not go their again. I do not believe overseas visitors or any visitor for that matter is safe. The zoo to me is average and I believe neglected.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Edgar S
Reviewed July 11, 2019

I grew up in South Africa and when I was a teenager I took part in the Junior Conservation Program at the zoo over the holidays. I loved the zoo, it was so colourful, many animals and very vibrant and always busy. I left SA...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank vonnyasch
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Nice gardens but it looks like a little bit old and with a little lack of maintenance. Most of the animal were sleeping at the time we was making the visit. The restaurant was close at that time. They will make you a picture in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Santiago R
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

I was struck at how much space was given to the animals when considering the general confines and nature of a zoo. It seemed that they were well treated. The park itself also provided space for families to congregate for events such as birthday parties...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank H6759LNmichaeld
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Pretoria Zoo is a nice outing for family especially for kids but it is a nice spot for couples who wants to take a walk in peace and have picnic. It is wise to hire a golf cart because it enables you to see the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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GrandTour36124390115
August 9, 2019|
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Response from wilsonjones81 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Make sure you bring good walking shoes. You can also rent a golf cart as well.
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Cruiser54758799193
March 12, 2019|
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Response from mvpdube | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure but I think a year old should get in for free
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