The 80-hectare zoo in Pretoria houses 2586 specimens of 126 mammal species, 1425 specimens of 158 bird species, 4189 specimens of 283 fish species, 235 specimens of 21 invertebrate species, 447 specimens of 90 reptile species, and 29 specimens of 4 amphibian species.
The Pretoria Zoo (National Zoological Gardens of South Africa) is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. More than 600 000 people visit the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa annually. The total length of the walkways is approximately 6km.
There are numerous picnic spots located throughout the Zoo where you can relax in the shade of giant trees and braai facilities are available at the picnic area located next to the Apies River.
For the children, the Zoo Choo-Choo Tractor Train takes you on rides through parts of the Zoo and children’s pushcarts are available for rent.