Pretoria Zoo

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Description

One of the top ten zoos in the world, The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa offers animal lovers a staggering 9 500 animals to view.

Situated on 85 hectares in the heart of ‘Jacaranda City’, it’s the largest zoo in the country and is home to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians alike. The spacious grounds house some rare species of antelope, white rhino, elephant, hippos, lions, cheetah, gorillas and even bats!

Over 600 000 people visit the zoo every year, and there’s so much to see. It’s worth enquiring about what tours are on offer. You can hire a golf cart or take the Zoo Choo-Choo Tractor Train if you’re not up for the six kilometres of walkways. For a birds-eye view, take the cableway and ride above the zoo and on both sides of the Apies River.

The largest inland marine aquarium in the country, The Aquarium and Reptile Park, also form part of the zoo facility. Kids will love watching the endangered Komodo dragon, ragged-tooth sharks and other weird and highly poisonous beasties.

Dotted around the zoo are a number of picnic spots where you can relax under giant shade trees. Braai facilities are available at the picnic area on the banks of the Apies River. You can also opt for a sit down meal at the restaurant.

Visiting hours:
Open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Tickets are sold from 8:30 to 16:30 daily and the zoo closes at 17:30.

Pretoria Zoo Map

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Customer Reviews

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Shocked and sad - We were appalled at the standard that has gone down the drain at the PTA Zoo! Littered lawns, littered cages, animals looking sick and people drinking alcohol and braaing...honestly! The PTA Zoo used to be the preferred Zoo to visit and growing up there we had awesome times! Please do something to save the animals..or close your doors once and for all.

Chantal Pelser
South Africa

Empty cages - Visited the zoo and was very very disappointed! Many of the cages were empty. It seems as if the zoo is going backwards at quite a quick rate.

Mark Barker

Nature at its best - I don't live in Pretoria, but make it my duty to visit the Zoo once every year. I am a great animal lover, but petrified of birds, yet I find myself staring at the wonderful birds of prey they have. The Zoo offers true peace and tranquility away from our hectic city lives.I introduced my child to the zoo from the time she was an infant. She is now 14 and also loves the visit. I just wish I could visit more often.

Rowena Nassiep

Accommodation near Pretoria Zoo

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

11th Avenue Guesthouse

Sleeps 20 Pretoria Central Self-catering, Pretoria Central Bed and Breakfast in Pretoria Central
2.44km from Pretoria Zoo

We are an affordable and comfortable self-catering guesthouse, with various rooms catering for your ...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Deja-Vu Pretoria

Sleeps 18 Riviera Bed and Breakfast in Riviera
2.48km from Pretoria Zoo

Deja-Vu is a stylish guest house with a touch of French flair. This peaceful retreat offers a spect...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Marianne's B&B

Sleeps 10 Riviera Bed and Breakfast in Riviera
2.51km from Pretoria Zoo

Comfortable accommodation, centrally situated and able to accommodate guests using wheelchairs, as w...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Micnels B & B

Sleeps 12 Roseville Self-catering, Roseville Bed and Breakfast in Roseville
2.65km from Pretoria Zoo

Micnels is located in a quiet suburb the Moot area towards Pretoria North just a few kilometres from...

from R530
1 night, 2 adults

Figa Lapa

Sleeps 22 Roseville Guest House in Roseville
2.91km from Pretoria Zoo

This charming guest house is situated in Roseville, Pretoria and is an ideal place for business and ...

from R470
1 night, 2 adults

Vivian's Cottage

Sleeps 12 Gezina Bed and Breakfast in Gezina
2.97km from Pretoria Zoo

At Vivian’s Cottage, you will experience true French flair in African surroundings. The Bed and Brea...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Melvin Residence Guest House

Sleeps 11 Arcadia Guest House in Arcadia
3.05km from Pretoria Zoo

Melvin Residence Guest House is situated at 184 Pine Street in  Arcadia, Pretoria. One block east of...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Khanimambo Guest House

Sleeps 8 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
3.08km from Pretoria Zoo

Khanimambo Guest House strives to be an exclusive and luxurious accommodation service provider for l...

from R1,780
1 night, 2 adults

City View Guest House

Sleeps 14 Eastcliff (Johannesburg) Guest House, Eastcliff (Johannesburg) Bed and Breakfast in Eastcliff (Johannesburg)
3.09km from Pretoria Zoo

City View Guest House offers luxury accommodation in Pretoria in seven beautifully themed rooms that...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Muckleneuk Guest House

Sleeps 8 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
3.10km from Pretoria Zoo

Muckleneuk Guest House is a luxury 4-Star guest house situated in the leafy suburb of Muckleneuk in ...

 
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Rowena Nassiep - 13 July 2011

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Mark Barker - 01 November 2011