National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria

About National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria

National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 232 Boom St, Pretoria, South Africa

Phone: +27-123392700

Ticket Price: 75 ZAR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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Africa’s largest and only national zoo is very popular with animals lovers. The zoo naturally focuses primarily on African wildlife. There’s a couple of aviaries, multiple ape enclosures for chimpanzees, baboons and monkeys. There’s a separate section for some of the smaller carnivores like cheetahs. There’s even an Australian Outback section for kangaroos, emus and ostriches. Further inside are the bigger wildcats, ibexes and zebras. The western section of the zoo has a reptile house. The zoo isn’t heavily promoted, so tourists often figure they’ll be done quickly. They are so wrong. The zoo is massive, so much so, that even on a golf cart, it takes almost four hours to cover all the exhibits. Also don’t miss the cable car that transverses high above the zoo.

National Zoological Gardens Information

  • Tickets only sold till 4:30 pm.
  • Get sunblock, comfortable footwear, cameras and refreshments.
  • The parking area is apretty small. Get here early in the morning if you want a space.

National Zoological Gardens Ticket Prices

  • The entrance fee includes a visit to the Aquarium and Reptile Park, as well as the Zoo.
  • Adults R75; Children (2-15) R50; Organised school groups R32 (Monday to Wednesday); Organised school groups R45 (Thursday and Friday).
  • School tariffs are not applicable during the school holidays, public holidays or weekends.

How To reach National Zoological Gardens by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop on Boom St

Restaurants Near National Zoological Gardens

  • La Pentola
  • Cafe Riche Basement
  • La Cantina
  • Toureiro

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  • Make use of the Golf Carts they have for rental. It's about R150 per hour but definitely worth it as the Zoo is huge and taxing to walk with Smaller kids. You definitely want to see the Aquarium which boasts a Shark and smaller crustaceans, Take a trip to see the Tiger and the Cheetahs as well as the big 5. For Families bring a Picnic Basket and have a fun filled day or bring your chop & wors for a Braai in the Zoo. Be sure to take pics at the entrance to see your Gorilla/Giraffe/Lion Pics

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  • A great afternoon out with my loved ones. Some of the attractions were not available but others made up for it. Day well spent.

  • The zoo is very large and has a great aquarium. They have golf cars which you can hire and they have a cable car. They have koala bears which are very cute.

  • One of my favorite places in the world. Go there every year when I visit South Africa. Interactive and they are very geared up towards what tourists want. But pricey for locals though. Not too be missed experience. Be careful of the local shopping markets around the area though. But dodgy

  • The big five and many other animals. A great place for a leisurely stroll. Well maintained and there is also the golf cart facility and the cable car facility to cover the zoo.

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