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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

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Amalia Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

3.7km North of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Amalia Cottages offers self catering accommodation in Rietfontein in Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng. Situated close to Wonderboom South, this cozy self-catering garden cottage (sleeps 2) is in central Pretoria with private entrance. Comfortable sleeping acco

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Sleeps: 19 in 9 units/rooms
From R 447,50
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Goodey's Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

4.9km East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Goodley's Guesthouse provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Colbyn, Pretoria in Gauteng. Situated in the beautiful Jacaranda-lined Amos Street in the tranquil suburb of Colbyn - one of Pretoria's oldest suburbs. Whether you visit Pretoria as a touris

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The Village in Hatfield

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

5.4km East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

The Village In Hatfield provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Hatfield, Pretoria / Tshwane. The Village in Hatfield is a delightful guesthouse offering a cluster of separate units, perfectly appointed for a comfortable stay in the heart of Pretoria.

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Sleeps: 36 in 14 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Bed & Breakfast in Hatfield

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

5.4km East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Bed and Breakfast in Hatfield - as the name suggests, provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Hatfield, Pretoria / Tshwane in the Gauteng province. We are close to the Pretoria CBD and bustling Hatfield is a 10min walk away. Here you will be able to s

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Bo Heimia Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Pretoria

5.6km North of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Bo Heimia Guesthouse provides visitors with bed and breakfast accommodation in the Pretoria suburb of Wonderboom, Gauteng. This cosy, double-storey guesthouse is situated in the sub-tropical area north of the Magaliesberg mountain in Pretoria with a ambia

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 445,00
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Dinkwe Lodge & Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

5.8km North East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Dinkwe Lodge & Guest House offers guests self catering accommodation in Rietfontein, a suburb in Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng. Dinkwe Guest House offers you up market self catering accommodation in a genuine Out of Africa Style, with all modern convenience

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 495,00
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Waterkloof Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

6.1km South East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Waterkloof Self Catering offers accommodation in Waterkloof, Pretoria / Tshwane. We have 3 self catering flatlets (2 units sleep 1 - 4 people, and the other sleeps 1 - 2 people), each with its own private entrance, two with outside sitting areas and one w

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Sleeps: 120 in 6 units/rooms

Queensrest

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

6.2km North East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Queensrest provides self catering accommodation in Queenswood Pretoria in Gauteng. Centrally situated in the established suburb of Queenswood, just a short distance from the Pretoria CBD. We have 6 self-catering units to choose from. (Units sleep between

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Gratia

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

6.5km North East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Gratia Cottage offers 2 self-catering cottages located in the suburb of Waverley in Pretoria / Tshwane. The sunny and spacious self catering cottages can sleep up to 6-7 guests and exudes a homely appeal. The kitchens are fully equipped with a four-plate

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Swan-Lake Luxury Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

7.4km North East of center of National Zoological Gardens (Pretoria Zoo)

Swan-Lake Luxury Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Montana Park in Pretoria, Gauteng. Montana Park is a quiet leafy northern suburb of Pretoria wwhich offers easy access to the Pretoria CBD. Our bed and breakfast is set in a beautiful

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