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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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+27 12 328 3265
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 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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Lovely way of supporting the Zoological Gardens. A lot of effort from the Gardens to keep going.... Lovely and well organised fun runs for people who love outdoors and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marlene L
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely way of supporting the Zoological Gardens. A lot of effort from the Gardens to keep going.... Lovely and well organised fun runs for people who love outdoors and entertaining the children and to teach children to care for animals

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Piet Retief, South Africa
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my family enjoyed seeing the animals at the zoo and a great time to learn and bond as a family, I would recommend to all animal lovers

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Thank Ntai M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good option to spend the day with friends, your bae or family! Big and with a very nice structure! Must do thing

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Thank Enos G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Zoo offers a variety of animals. More options than any other Zoo I have ever seen. It is situated on a huge premises and golf cars are available to hire at affordable rates. Food available on site.

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Thank Jessica G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is in a wheelchair that could not fit into the cable car. Once again a place that don't really care about people with disabilities.

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Thank Yolande T
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During this visit at the zoo, many area's were marked with a board that the animals were showed off. It was a bit sad but the rest was nice for the children.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesomely big zoo with great animals of every kind you can think of, get a golf cart if you have little ones as its a huge place and they will certainly get tired of walking.

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Thank Dievangnet87
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the family on New Years Eve. From the moment we jumped on the Gautrain to the entry into the zoo the experience was faultless. The zoo was spotless and not so many crowds given the time of year and the animals were on their best behavior. My 7 year old loved the cable car and even the... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is quite big and the animals seems to have enough space. The price is reasonable and there are many places where you can buy food and drinks. But there is one little issue. Some of the places need maintenance. Some of the lamps weren't working. At the some places were loose cables that you could touch (maybe there... More 

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Thank Frille
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is supposed to be one of my national symbols that I want to be proud off. It is totally sad that my own government can spend millions and millions to upgrade the residence of one man we call our president and this same government can allow a national symbol such as this to fall into decay. The Zoo is... More 

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