Animal Parks near Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Pretoria Central(1 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)
The largest zoo in South Africa, the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa also is proudly associated with the National Research Foundation.
In addition to the zoo, there is an aquarium and reptile park. Children and organised groups are most welcome. Special tours can also be arranged. The cafeteria and restaurant has a wide range of food offerings, and there is ample parking. Pop in for a visit; open all week from 8:30 to 16:30.
Lanseria(37.6 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)
Enjoy thrilling encounters with scaly creatures at Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park!
Close to the Lanseria International Airport and the Cradle of Humankind, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park is worth a whirl. Brave folk will be given the opportunity to hold a baby croc and a variety of snakes. There’s even a tarantula! Don’t forget your camera.
Informative guided tours take visitors to see the range of crocs from tiny juveniles to the + 5m adults. After the tour, relax in the tea garden while the kids play in the shaded play area.
Open 09:00 – 16:30 daily including public holidays.
Hartbeespoort Dam(43.2 km from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounds)
Walk through an indigenous forest on elevated wooden walkways and see a variety of exotic monkeys in an exquisite natural environment. Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary takes in rescued primates that have been raised as pets or have been bred or imported for the pet trade. Their mission is to rehabilitate them for relocation to an environment that is natural to them and where they can lead normal, happy, and productive lives.Need to know? All tours are structured and guided - perfect for family, corporate and educational outings.