Where Is Zoo In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Zoo?

A zoo is a facility in which animals are kept within enclosures for public exhibition and often bred for conservation purposes.

Where Is Zoo In Cape Town South Africa?

Tygerberg Zoo

Address: East-Rural, Cape Town, 7570, South Africa

Opened: 1979

Land area: 24 ha (59 acres)

Giraffe House

Address: c/o R304 & R101, Muldersvlei, Cape Town, 7600, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 73 609 2670

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary & Monkey Park

Address: Valley Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

Opened: 1973

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 21 790 2730

Which zoo has the most animals in South Africa?

The largest and one of the most well-known zoos in South Africa is the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa in Pretoria. 

What happened to the zoo in Cape Town?

Established in 1931 at the request of deceased Cecil Rhodes, it was free of charge and a very popular attraction in Cape Town until its closure sometime between 1975 and 1985. 

The zoo shut down due to a combination of the financial burden that the Apartheid government faced and an increase in animal welfare standards.