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Wildlife in Pretoria

Wildlife BannerThe wildest part of Pretoria isn’t necessarily the nightlife.

From leopards and cheetahs to monkeys and dassies, there are loads of wildlife attractions in Pretoria where you can get up close to your favourite animals.

Here are a few of ShowMe Pretoria’s favourite wildlife attractions in the capital city:

Moreletakloof Nature Reserve

Moreletakloof Nature ReserveThe approximate 100 hectare reserve is home to various small game species including Springbuck, Zebra, Blesbok, Impala, Duiker, Bushbuck and Ostrich and abundant birdlife.

Hours:  Daily from 06:00 to 18:00.

Address: Helios Street, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 0044

Contact Number: 082 927 4673

Admission Fee: Free entrance.

Main articleMoreletakloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature ReserveThe wildlife on the reserve includes zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe and sable.

Hours: September to April from 05h30 to 19h00, and May to August from 07h00 to 18h00.

Address: Christina de Wit Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0027

Contact Number: 012 440 8316

Admission Fee: Adults (19 – 59 years) R 43, School Children and Pensioners R 27, Pre-School Children R13.

Related articles: Bird Watching in PretoriaGroenkloof Hiking TrailsPretoria Cycling and Mountain Biking

Other linksOfficial Page of Groenkloof Nature Reserve on the City of Tshwane website.

Somabula Nature Reserve

Somabula Nature Reserve

400 hectares of indigenous trees, excellent birding and a large variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra, springbok and wildebeest.

Smaller animals, interesting insects and reptiles can also be viewed.

Address: Off R515, Cullinan, Pretoria, 1000

Contact Number: 082 550 1892

Admission Fee: R 50 per person per day.


The Farm Inn Country Hotel & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Farm Inn Country Hotel & Wildlife SanctuaryGuests at The Farm Inn can enjoy the magic of a wildlife sanctuary with 23 indigenous species, including lion, leopard and cheetah.

Many of these species can be viewed by going on a game drive with one of the hotel’s experienced game rangers.

Address: Silverlakes Road, Silver Lakes, Pretoria, 0054

Contact Number: 012 809 0266

Admission Fee:

R 150.00 per adult

Children under 12 – R 75.00

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

The National Zoological Gardens of South AfricaThe National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and houses 209 mammal species, 202 bird species, fish species and 93 reptile species.

Hours: Daily from 08:30 to 17:30.

Address: 232 Boom Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0002

Contact Number: 012 339 2700

Admission Fee: Adults R 110, Children R 75. The entrance fee includes a visit to the Aquarium and Reptile Park, as well as the Zoo.

Main article: National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (Pretoria Zoo)

Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Wonderboom Nature ReserveThe reserve, which is open seven days a week, offers visitors barbecue facilities and ablution blocks, a children’s park, walking trails, a man-made waterfall and abundant bird life. The reserve is also the dwelling place of a number of small antelope, monkeys, dassies and an array of birds.

Hours: Daily from 07:00 to 18:00.

Address: Off M1, Wonderboom, Pretoria, 0182

Contact Number: 012 567 4296

Admission Fee:

Adults R 37,

School Children (7 – 12 years) R 21

Pre-School Children (younger than 6 years) R 13

Pensioners (older than 60) R 24

Main article: Wonderboom Nature Reserve.


Related link: Tourist attractions Pretoria



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