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“What a way to spend the day!”

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
Ranked #6 of 112 things to do in Pretoria
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Owner description: The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are so much to see, I just cannot even think where to start!
So many animals and they seem well looked after.
Prepare yourself for walking, because you have a lot of ground to cover.
You can take the cable carts to the top of the viewing platform and see nice views from up there. If I remember correctly you have alternative options of getting up there.
Overall a great experience and definitely recommended!

Visited February 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great time with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited my family in South Africa and took my nephew to the zoo. The zoo was very quiet on the Tuesday we went and I found it very clean and excellent value for money for the time spent and the cost of entrance, food, golf cart hire and other activities. We hired one of the golf carts which I would recommend if you have small children with you, the zoo is very large and my 2 1/2 year old nephew would not have seen a quarter of the zoo if it wasn't for the golf cart. It was very nice to see the enclosures well kept and clean and the enclosures have a very natural feel. Parking in the enclosed parking lot by the entrance gate felt safe and we had no issues. The staff were all very helpful and friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

Pretoria Zoo is a great place to visit appealing to young and old. The animals have large enclosures and are well looked after. The facilities are well maintained and easily accessed. The push carts that can be hired ar a nominal fee for small children or the golf carts for those not keen on walking far, allow you to cover the distance easily - and there is a lot to cover. Good value, good variety, great outing!

Visited April 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

The zoo is a very fun family experience and is perfect for family outing with the kids.You just need to know the best places in the zoo and those are mainly at the back part of the zoo.Enjoy!

Visited April 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tranquility surrounded by filth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

What an island of tranquillity amidst chaos outside. The care the caregivers have for the animals is very evident.

Visited March 2014
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