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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 328 3265
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sadly it was a very wet day to start with

but i made the most of it .sat in the restaurant to eat till the rain stop. after that made... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A good family outing

I generally don’t like zoo’s as I don’t like to see wild animals confined to a life behind... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pretoria zoo” (73 reviews)
“golf carts” (43 reviews)
“cable car” (60 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed 5 days ago

but i made the most of it .sat in the restaurant to eat till the rain stop. after that made sure that i visit all the animals that was in the zoo..took pic with the elephants etc.. very clean environment. more people must support our...More

Thank nevada65_nvb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I generally don’t like zoo’s as I don’t like to see wild animals confined to a life behind bars....I am a much greater fan of wildlife parks and conservation areas. I do recognize however that zoo’s play a role in conservation, that many of the...More

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived before the zoo opened and got some really good and safe parking. The staff was really friendly. We hired a golf-cart, available at the zoo, as the the place covers a big area. A great variety of animals very well looked after. The...More

Thank DeBruynJoubert
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading other reviews on TripAdvisor, I expected to find the Pretoria Zoo to be problematic. It was not. There is a wide variety of animals, all housed in exhibits of humane size and appearing to be in good repair. The focus is on African...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great weekend outing for kids. Best to visit in winter when the animals aren't hiding from the heat. Ride the cable car to the top and walk down to the bottom, past each enclosure. Great aquarium.

Thank Verna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend the Pretoria Zoo for that special year-end function! Their food is delicious and they offer a cash bar at the Hippo dam, Elephant camp and many other venues depending on group size. Make sure you include the night tour in your experience!

Thank MichielHeyns
Reviewed 1 week ago

so our family outing went accordingly and my kids had a great time. the animals and especially the snakes they were so excited.

Thank kedibones2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. An Aquarium and Reptile Park also form part of the Zoo facility in Pretoria. The Aquarium is the largest inland marine aquarium in the...More

Thank 215dirkl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great, the animals seem very well kept. There should be more golf carts for hire, and an easy accessible way of booking the golf carts online. The toilets as you come in the entrance also need to be maintained. When visiting, bring cash...More

Thank Kerrinian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a person who loves animals and wants the best for them, I was shocked to see the state of the Zoo when I visited recently with an overseas friend. In many enclosures there was very little water. Where there was water, it was often...More

3  Thank Micke d
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Brinkies | Reviewed this property |
R110 PP Adult R70 PP Child R45 MON-WED School Groups R65 THU-FRI School Groups
20 July 2017|
Response from KelvinZulu | Reviewed this property |
We hailed one of the workers riding a cart, offered him 50- and he took us all the way to the top and collected us at the specified time arranged later.
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24 January 2017|
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Response from andries_steyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi There. If you have a smart phone it will help you to get there. From the airport you can take the Gautrain and the bus. But private transport and Uber will be safer. Travel time is about 45 min.