Zoos, animal sanctuaries, nature reserves and petting zoos in Gauteng


Find places to visit with animals in Gauteng, whether its a zoo, nature reserve, restaurant with a petting zoo, you'll find it here.

Ranger Stables

Craighall Park, Randburg

Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding less...Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We off... Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Pa...Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Cr...
All ages

Johannesburg Zoo

Saxonwold, Randburg

The Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party ...The Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tracto... The Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, children's farmya...The Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, childre...
All ages

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

De Wildt, Brits

Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see wildlife.Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see wildlife. Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tour to see w...Cheetah and wildlife Centre for a family trip, educational tou...
From 6 yrs - All ages

CrazyKidz Farmyard

Danielbrink Park ( Kensington B), Randburg

Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and arts & crafts studio in Daniel Brink Pa...Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and arts & crafts studi... Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and arts & cr...Kids Party Venue & Farmyard for Day Visits, Party Services and...
From 1 yr - All ages

Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park

Fourways, Sandton

Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a variety of reptiles. Croc Flyover only one...Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a variety of reptiles. C... Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a variety of r...Crocodile & Reptile Park where the visitors interact with a va...
All ages

Adventures With Elephants

Waterberg, Bela-Bela

Adventures With Elephants offer way more than the usual touch and feed elephant experience.Adventures With Elephants offer way more than the usual touch and feed elephant ex... Adventures With Elephants offer way more than the usual touch and feed e...Adventures With Elephants offer way more than the usual touch ...
All ages

Lory Park Zoo

President Park, Midrand

Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We house for an assortment ...Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We hous... Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midran...Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared...
All ages

Irene Farm

Irene, Centurion

Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, party & conference venue.Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, party & confe... Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restaurants, par...Dairy farm for day outings, dairy shop, family picnics, restau...
All ages

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria East

Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and game watching, educational progra...Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and game watching... Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bird and gam...Game drives, putt putt, fuffy slide, fishing, guided walks, bi...
All ages

Tres Jolie

Ruimsig, Roodepoort

Family friendly restaurant, wedding or kids party venue w/petting zoo, playground & pony rides, fully ...Family friendly restaurant, wedding or kids party venue w/petting zoo, playground ... Family friendly restaurant, wedding or kids party venue w/petting zoo, p...Family friendly restaurant, wedding or kids party venue w/pett...
All ages

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo

Daspoort

This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday...This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tour... This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday prog...This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, ho...

The Donkey Dairy

Maanhaarrand

Meet the rarest and friendliest farm animals in South Africa and enjoy the best farmyard interactions ...Meet the rarest and friendliest farm animals in South Africa and enjoy the best fa... Meet the rarest and friendliest farm animals in South Africa and enjoy t...Meet the rarest and friendliest farm animals in South Africa a...
All ages

Chameleon Village

Damdoryn

Day Trip and party venue with reptile park, kids water spray park, pool, jumping pillow, beach and pla...Day Trip and party venue with reptile park, kids water spray park, pool, jumping p... Day Trip and party venue with reptile park, kids water spray park, pool,...Day Trip and party venue with reptile park, kids water spray p...
All ages

Emerald Resort & Casino

Vanderbijlpark

Luxury Resort, Aquadome, Animal World, Restaurants, Game Drives, Putt Putt, Gaming Arcade and more. Luxury Resort, Aquadome, Animal World, Restaurants, Game Drives, Putt Putt, Gaming... Luxury Resort, Aquadome, Animal World, Restaurants, Game Drives, Putt Pu...Luxury Resort, Aquadome, Animal World, Restaurants, Game Drive...
All ages

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Irene, Centurion

Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water fishingNature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fresh water ... Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing & fr...Nature reserve with dam, hiking trails, bird watching, game vi...

Lion & Safari Park

Hartbeespoort, Broederstroom

Gauteng's must-see tourist destination! A world-class facility offering animal interactions, guided ga...Gauteng's must-see tourist destination! A world-class facility offering animal int... Gauteng's must-see tourist destination! A world-class facility offering ...Gauteng's must-see tourist destination! A world-class facility...
All ages

The Bunny Hop Haven

Observatory

Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre.Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre. Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educational centre.Non profit company (NPC) in animal rescue and as an educationa...
All ages

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Fourways, Sandton

Our Bird Gardens houses a collection of over 142 African Cycads species. We also host daily showings o...Our Bird Gardens houses a collection of over 142 African Cycads species. We also h... Our Bird Gardens houses a collection of over 142 African Cycads species....Our Bird Gardens houses a collection of over 142 African Cycad...
All ages

Bothongo Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Krugersdorp

Game reserve where you and your family can go on a game drive, watch predators feed, explore a cave, h...Game reserve where you and your family can go on a game drive, watch predators fee... Game reserve where you and your family can go on a game drive, watch pre...Game reserve where you and your family can go on a game drive,...
All ages


Visit Places to go for activities to take part in and places of interest to go to with your family.


How does our day trips directory work?


You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb that interests you or scroll down through the list of animal outing venues available in Gauteng and surrounding provinces not too far away. Click on the blue name of the company to get more information about what they offer.

What makes animal day trip venues so great?


Most kids are simply amazed and in awe of animals (some kids not so much). There’s so much to learn and gain when it comes to various characteristics of animals. Most zoos and venues allow some interaction with the animals in a safe environment. Farm settings are also an advantage to animal outings so you can bring a picnic and make a day of it. Sanctuaries usually have guided tours and structured walk-abouts to educate visitors about the animals they have.

Petting zoos


These are particularly popular with little kids and toddlers. They’ll be delighted to be given a chance to touch and feed the rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks and more. Be sure to take some animal feed with or you may purchase at the venue as well. These zoos and venues often have a nice play area for the kids and can be used for kid’s parties too. You’ll find more animal themed kids party venues listed on our site too.

Birds of a feather…


Did you know that of the approximate 850 recorded bird species in the country, around 725 are resident birds (or, at least, annual visitors)? Birds are fascinating creatures and the exact amount of species in the world is not known as there are so many. South Africa has a beautiful variety of birdlife and avid bird-watchers can attest to wonderful sightings and habits of these little creatures. Colourful, big, small, useful and pesky, you’ll find all these and more at bird parks, zoos and sanctuaries across Gauteng and neighbouring provinces.

Monkeys, vultures, cheetahs and elephants too?


Yes! We are so fortunate to have a country rich in wildlife and more fortunate to be able to interact with them as well. Sanctuaries specifically dedicated to the rescue, release and care of animals have been set up around the country and visitors can delight in getting to know more about certain animals. Be sure to take note of all rules and regulations of these centres as they are quite strict and with good reason.

Animal school outings and zoos


Perfect school outing venues for kids of all ages, animal outing venues offer a great experience for children. The Johannesburg Zoo offers educational school tours and demonstrations as well as different displays from time to time so keep checking on them for something new. The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa or Pretoria Zoo is the largest zoo in the country. They boast the largest number of animals and offer various tours including aquatic, holiday programs, night tours and even a mobile zoo. Check out these and other amazing zoos in Jozi.

Mobile petting zoos and all types of animals


Mobile zoos and animals are a great way to introduce your nursery school kids to animals in an environment that they’re familiar with. Scroll through the listed venues and see if they offer a mobile service as well. Alternatively you can find mobile animal hire for parties and more.

Begin your search


If you’ve landed on this page through an internet search engine, then you’re probable looking for animal day outing venues or zoos to take your kids to. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the Places to go tab. There are many subcategories created to make your search of places to visit in Gauteng easier so have a look through. Remember to review a place that you’ve visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.