National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

The National Zoological Gardens is a must-see for any tourist visiting Pretoria. The zoo's sprawling 80 hectares of enclosures and parkland are centrally located on the side of a hill with spectacular views across the city. Over the past 100 years the Pretoria Zoo has established itself as one of the world's best zoos, with most enclosures providing generous space to the animals.

The Pretoria Zoo has a cable way that gives a bird's eye view of the zoo grounds and also serves to transport you to the top of the hill, saving you time and energy for the busy day ahead. Weary legs will appreciate a ride on the Zoo Choo-Choo. Golf carts and children's push carts are also available for hire.

Small children will especially enjoy the petting zoo at the farmyard. Bird lovers will enjoy the walk-thru aviaries which are divided into 4 different habitats. The zoo also has an impressive aquarium.

The zoo has two restaurants, a cafeteria, a braai area and lots of grassy parkland to enjoy a picnic.

Aquarium tours :
- featuring piranhas, sharks, salamanders
- Friday and Saturday evenings
- starts 18:30 sharp, finishes 20:00
- picnic in the Reptile Park afterwords

Camping tours:
Spend a night with the animals. The evening begins with a guided tour full of fascinaing facts and curious folklore. Bring your own camping equipment, cutlery, food and drinks. Tours every Friday and Saturday evenings.

Night tours:
Take a guided tour and learn about the interesting nocturnal habits of the elephants, lions, pandas. jackals, owls, and rhinos and many more. Tour begins at 18:30 and finishes at 20:30, followed by a bring-your-own braai.

Location:
- 232 Boom Street, Pretoria
- a few blocks north of the Pretoria CBD

Hours:
Daily 08:00 to 17:30

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 12 328 3265

Accommodation Near National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Lerato Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riviera

1.9km North East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

This new chalets built in 2009. the property is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Close to the city centre, with a wide range of tourist attractions to keep you occupied throughout your stay.

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Hotel 224

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Arcadia

2.2km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

The Hotel 224 was established in 1987 and through the years it has become the leader in budget accommodation in Arcadia, offering the visitor exceptional service and quality at a fractional rate of other similar hotels

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B'Guest house

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arcadia

3.1km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Come and feel right at home in the rich ambience of this charming Guesthouse, situated in Arcadia at 751 Park Street, on the T-Junction with Beckett Street.

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Sleeps: 30 in 13 units/rooms

Park Gables Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arcadia

3.2km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Park Gables B&B offers elegant accommodation for up to 25 guests in Arcadia, Pretoria. Guests can relax in the enclosed private garden and receive visitors in our spacious lounge, where, in winter the crackling fire warms both body and soul.

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Legodimong Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

3.5km South East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Situated at the top of Muckleneuk Hill in Pretoria, at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to a nature area, Legodimong Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious accommodation in a central location with spectacular views

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Oorkant Loftus Self-Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria and Surrounds

3.6km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Oorkant Loftus Self-catering flatlets in Pretoria East: Situated opposite Loftus Versfeld sport stadium, in Clydesdale the "village in the city",

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Birdwood Boutique Estate

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hatfield

4.4km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Birdwood is the only 5 star accommodation within walking distance from the Gautrain Station in Hatfield, 30 Embassies and Loftus Stadium. Twenty five suites provide a homely comfort for our guests. All rooms have en - suite bathrooms, satellite...

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Ciara Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Rietfontein

4.8km North of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Our Africa thatched cottages are value for money, centrally located in a tranquil suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng. The self catering guest cottages are furnished to a high standard throughout and are close to shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals, ...

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Sleeps: 19 in 9 units/rooms

Goodey's Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

4.9km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Goodey's Guesthouse is situated in the beautiful Jacaranda-lined Amos Street in the tranquil suburb of Colbyn - one of Pretoria's oldest suburbs.Goodey's Guesthouse offers you six well equipped, stylish en-suite bedrooms...

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Duncan Court

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Hatfield

5.3km East of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Choice of fully furnished bachelor, one bedroom and two bedroom (2 en suite bathrooms) self-catering units in Hatfield, Pretoria

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