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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

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Closed Now: 08:30 - 17:30
Open today: 08:30 - 17:30
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Nice ZOO

This Zoo is well organised, animals are well looked after, clean Lots of places for refreshment or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun day out

The Pretoria Zoo is a lovely place where you can pass the day with your kids. The cable cars are a... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
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The large cages at this renowned zoo are home to an expansive collection of animals from all over the world.
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232 Boom Street, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
+27 12 328 3265
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was heart breaking to see the animals so sad and depressed. I have been to many zoo's and can see the difference in the animals who are happy and content and those who are hating life. Most of the enclosures were empty and most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicole1Quade2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Zoo is well organised, animals are well looked after, clean Lots of places for refreshment or picnic Cable way adds to atraction

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank YvetteK194
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place once an example of how a zoo should look like is now a rundown dilapidated disappointing tourist attraction. The area is not safe, overcrowded and crime is at the order of the day. Will not advise to visist

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank EdgarS1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of the enclosures were empty. There was quite a lot of litter lying around. Johannesburg Zoo is in a better condition the only reason we went to this zoo is for the golf carts which is a must if you have small children.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ChereeA6
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience for the whole family: toddlers to grandparents. Cages, facilities and animals are in great condition. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful! Cable cars, golf cars, mini train, snack shops, restaurants, photo purchases, and lots more! Safe parking. Brought back a lot of childhood memories!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tobiel2017
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

The Pretoria Zoo is a lovely place where you can pass the day with your kids. The cable cars are a cheap fun experience as well. My four kids absolutely loved our day at the zoo. It is pram friendly and you can hire buggies...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Discover821986
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Entrance fee is R110 for adults which I think is high. Had huge expectation with that entrance fee but was left unsatisfied. The zoo itself is massive. We hired a golf cart to get around-easy and that was fun. I think 2 hours using the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Queen M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit at Pretoria Zoo. It was safe and very clean. We hired a golf cart to get around-easy and fun. Staff was helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank littlecproductions
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We found most of the animals to be in good condition although we were surprised by multiple repeats of many small breeds (like ground hornbills) and it began to feel a bit scooby-doo-ish. Signage and animal information is lacking throughout and the grounds themselves need...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank basleyclaire
Reviewed 11 October 2018

it was a good time because by that time it was free entrance for that of September we had an opportunity to go without paying entrance fee because it was national parks week

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mmatlhare
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