National Zoological Gardens

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  • Address: 232 Boom St, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-123392700
  • Ticket Price: 75 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids, Cable Car

National Zoological Gardens - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for National Zoological Gardens

  • National Zoological Gardens Address: 232 Boom St, Pretoria, South Africa
  • National Zoological Gardens Contact Number: +27-123392700
  • National Zoological Gardens Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • National Zoological Gardens Price: 75 ZAR
  • Best time to visit National Zoological Gardens(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Zoological Gardens: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Zoological Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Pretoria include National Zoological Gardens in their plan

  • 70.27% of people start their National Zoological Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Zoological Gardens

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Zoological Gardens

People normally club together Church Square and Paul Kruger House while planning their visit to National Zoological Gardens.

People also prefer to start their day with National Zoological Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria Reviews

  • Fantastic place to take your children because where else would they get to see all the different animals. Golf carts are for hire and this makes it a much more enjoyable experience as u do not get tired of the walking and therefore get to see much more of the zoo another alternative is to take the cable car to the top and walk down to the entrance. There are lots of shady resting places where u can enjoy a picnic with your family or buy take aways to enjoy.

  • The National Zoo has been a family favourite for years and even today it does not let us down. All animals are well kept with big enough space to allow them to roam and even hide away if the do not feel like entertaining guests, they have privacy for themselves. All enclosures are clean and the staff are all friendly. If you need help, just ask and they oblige. Keep up the good work.

  • If you want to go to the zoo, I really recommend going to this one. It is well maintained and clean. You can hire a golf cart to take you around the zoo. There are also cable cart rides which gives you an incredible view from the top. They have a diverse group of animals including a section of animals from Australia, like Koala bears and Kangaroos. I cannot wait to visit this zoo again.

  • Nice place... Visit with family.. kids.. Friends. Well maintained.. All big 5 and other animals.. Aquarium is very nice. White tigers leopards are big attraction. Over all worth the visit. Food is available but get the brai stuff with you.

  • Fun day for the family. Animals are well looked after and facilities are not to bad eather. Food and drink available and stalls on the route to refresh. Check the calender and join one of the fun run and walks as well.

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