National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, Pretoria

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One of country's largest zoos, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa shelters a myriad of animals species in a well-protected and maintained environment. Take a stroll or go on a cart ride to explore the large compound, which breeds, protects, and studies all sorts of exotic mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. You can also visit two restaurants within the zoo, as well as a crafts market selling a range of souvenirs. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pretoria using our trip planner.
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  • I like the variety of animals of this little zoo. I think its very cute, and the entrance fee is also about right actually. The zoo is very spread out and almost feels like an nature park...  more »
  • It was sad to see quite a few of the enclosures empty, but it was still beautiful to see the animals that were there! We used a golf cart to get around which I can highly recommend and then walked...  more »
  • Probably the best Zoo in South Africa. Animals look good and have large spaces. Staff is almost always visible and very helpful when queried. Cable cars are a must if you are not afraid of heights. Reasonable pricing for entrance, extra for any assists like golf cart or kiddy commutes. Clean amenities and well placed throughout the venue. Picnic area is clean and also well shaded.
  • Beautiful place to see. They have many different types of animals to be viewed and they provide you with a map of the zoo so you know where to go. Great experience. Beautiful places to have a nice picnic. I will suggest that the clown fish need more anemones in their tanks as that's what they use for safety. There were a few animals that were unavailable to see but the zoo had clear signs as to why they were not there. Overall I would definitely recommend this lovely place to people. When we arrived a picture of us was taken and we could purchase it when we left. They edited the photo to make it look like we were in the wild. Very clever. And they are trying to raise funds for the poaching of Rhinos. Keep up the great work ladies and gents.
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