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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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goo for family outings

I visited the place in 2016 with my kid's for them to gain knowledge in differentiating animals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lorraine T
Great vacation place

Quite ideal or kids and or the entire family. Relaxed and quite great. Bring your nicely cooked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the place in 2016 with my kid's for them to gain knowledge in differentiating animals and mammal inside

Thank Lorraine T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Quite ideal or kids and or the entire family. Relaxed and quite great. Bring your nicely cooked food and very tasty and the place is clean.

Thank Nhlomo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two hours to spare in Pretoria so went for a visit! Was great, we hired a golf cart and drove around. Was difficult at time to know where to go as the map wasn’t very precise but had a good time anyway.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the great zoos I have visited. Good and spacious enclosures, the place is huge, with an amazing collection of animals, particularly African fauna, of course. Special mention for the ground hornbills, the Timbavati white lions (not sure if they're still there),...More

Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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23 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
19 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.
Kelley H
23 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.