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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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Wonderful!

The Pretoria zoo is great for a day out. I love the aquarium, but it seems as if it went a bit... read more

Reviewed today
Yolaine d
Great variety of animals on display

This zoo has a great variety of animals on display. Due to the large size of the area tours can be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kasalikapako
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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pretoria zoo” (83 reviews)
“golf cart” (45 reviews)
“cable car” (65 reviews)
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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed today

The Pretoria zoo is great for a day out. I love the aquarium, but it seems as if it went a bit backwards in terms of maintenance. The zoo is huge and involves a lot of walking, but there are golf-carts that can be hired.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo has a great variety of animals on display. Due to the large size of the area tours can be done by golf carts on hire at the entrance. The animals have boards at each display giving details about the animal species. The golf...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is massive 85 hectares(2500 acres) making it one of the largest zoos in the world . There's a wide range of animals indigent and exotic worth seeing(from cowalas to penguins) You'll see much more at the zoo in a hour than what you'll...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa offers families the opportunity to view beautiful, funny and rare animals. The animals are well cared for and the zoo is very clean. The cableway is a great feature and gives you the chance to view the zoo...More

1  Thank wanderlustSA7
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Had lots of fun, kids loved it and want to go back there , would vist from time to time ... they do have alot to see..

Thank Kayode O
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Also colloquially known just as The Pretoria Zoo, it has changed little since i first visited as a child almost 40 years ago. In spite of consistent challenges regarding funding in the face of larger socio-economic challenges it manages to fight decay rather well. In...More

1  Thank gearshift1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The children enjoined the outing .The night camping was excellent it was a totally a exhilarating experience.

Thank Polla D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The hall we booked was prepared and conjucive for us to hold a formal function. The catering was excellent and we can't complain.

Thank Tshinondiwa M
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

What a disgrace..the beautiful zoo now reduced to a fraction of it's former self..invasive plants flourishing..morning glory...hardly maintained full of litter..golf carts zooming around full of people on their cell phones..staff gathering in noisy flocks..litter..dirt and total neglect of the royal infrastructure which was so...More

4  Thank Les B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We just loved it, it brings back memories of when i was a child visiting. My teenagers also love going there, so much to see you have to pack yourself a nice pick nick basket so that you can enjoy throwing a blanket on the...More

1  Thank Annarina R
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Response from OLUKMO | Reviewed this property |
R110 adults, R75 kids, parking btw r30-r50.
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nomandla
24 September 2017|
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Response from csconslt | Reviewed this property |
I dont have children any more but i think around R70?
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19 July 2017|
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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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