Entrance Fees

R110 pp


R75 pp


R50 Mon-Wed

School Groups

R70 Thu-Fri

School Groups

Getting to the zoo:

NZG Location
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GPS co-ordinates: S25°44.349’ E028°11.329’

We are situated on the Corner of Boom Street and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria, South Africa.

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Our Focal Species

These are some of the National Zoo's focus animals! Click on a picture to learn more about the beautiful animals housed here.

Black Rhino
Black rhinoceros

Diceros bicornis

Western Lowland Gorilla
Western lowland gorilla

Gorilla gorilla gorilla

African Penguin
African Penguin

Spheniscus demersus

Cape Vulture
Cape Vulture

Gyps coprotheres

Pygmy Hippo
Pygmy Hippopotamus

Choeropsis liberiensis

African Savannah Elephant

Loxodonta africana


Panthera leo

Southern Ground Hornbill
Southern Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

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Learn more about the zoo, read our e-Newsletter, look at our educational programs, learn more about the animals we house as well as our research programs, and the venues at the NZG.

About Us

Find out more about the zoo.


Read our e-Newsletter online for the latest happenings. Don't forget to subscribe!


The National Zoo runs various programmes emphasising the value of a healthy environment to build a prosperous South Africa.

Our Animals.

Learn more about the amazing variety of species that the NZG houses.


Research at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, can offer South Africa, Africa and the international research community a unique infrastructure to facilitate, co-ordinate and conduct world class research.

Venues and Facilities.

You don't have to drive all the way to a game reserve to have a meal in the wild. You can do it here in the middle of the city! The National Zoo in Pretoria has its own unique venues with interesting menus to choose from.

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Why not subscribe to our e-Newsletter to stay up to date on promotions and events at the zoo!

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Join Us

You can join our conservation efforts in the following ways...

Adopt a Wild Child!

Have you ever wanted to own your very own wild animal? Well here is your chance - adopt an animal of your choice at the NZG and be their proud parent for a year.

Fun Walks

Fun Walks are held every third Saturday of the month. The distance is approximately 5km and is suitable for ALL ages. The entrance fee includes a medal. Gates open at 6am.


The ZooClub promises to ... inspire you by providing you with exciting, hands-on science activities; improve your science performance and skills; give you a supportive environment that encourages your intellectual development; and encourage you to choose Life Science as a career path.

Holiday Activities

Every holiday the Zoo hosts a variety of interesting activities. Have a look here for the best way to spend your holiday!

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Come Visit

232 Boom Street
South Africa

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GPS: S25°44.349' E028°11.329'

Contact Numbers:

Phone: +27 12 339 2700
Fax: +27 12 323 4540