Situated on 85 hectares, the National Zoo offers 9 500 animals.
The Zoo houses 3 117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1 358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3 871 specimens of 190 species, 388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens of 93 reptile species and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian species.
The National Zoo is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. More than 600 000 people visit the zoo annually. The total length of the walkways in the zoo is approximately 6km.
An Aquarium and Reptile Park also form part of the facility. The Aquarium is the largest inland marine aquarium in the country. The third largest collection of exotic trees can also be found here.
Venue: National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, 232 Boom St, Pretoria
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
Cost: U2 Free | R110