In 1981 the National Zoo established the 1300-hectare Biodiversity Conservation Centre in Mokopane in the Limpopo Province. The typical bushveld country is ideal for the breeding of black rhino, roan antelope, tsessebe and lemurs.
The Centre is home to a wide variety of wildlife species originating from Africa, South America and South East Asia. These animals are all accommodated in individual enclosures, breeding camps and a game reserve.
The mission of the Centre is the breeding of endangered wildlife, as well as to provide a service of environmental education, recreation and research.
By visiting the Centre, you will be assisting in the continued success of the breeding programs, as well as conserving our natural heritage.
The centre is ideally situated on the northern outskirts of Mokopane (formerly Potgietersrus), only 2 hours drive from Pretoria.
Monday to Friday: 08:00-16:00
Weekends and public holidays: 08:00-18:00
Day visitors tariffs
Adults: R 18
Child 15 years and younger: R 10
Child 2 years and younger: Free
School groups - booking essential
Learners and Educator R 7 per person (only within Limpopo Province school terms, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays)
Guest house accommodation
Adults sharing per person per night: R 130
Single Adult per room per night: R 200
Person 15 years and younger sharing per person per night: R 80
Single person 15 years and younger per room per night: R 130
Children 2 years and younger are free
Game drives: R 400 per vehicle (maximum of 10 - 12 people per vehicle)
Morning Feeding trips: R 35 per person (maximum of 10 - 12 people)
R 50 per person per night plus R 50 per camping site per night (with a maximum of 4 tents per site)
Venue hire for open air function
Picnic area R 400 for pax of 50 people (maximum of 150 people per function)
Guest house - on special request only - R 600 for pax of 50 people (maximum of 150 people per function)