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Johannesburg Zoo

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The zoo was awesome - lovely day out with the family. Everything looks up to date and the historical titbits are wonderful. Very clean as well.

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Thank Bianca L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Johannesburg Zoo when my kids were young and they loved it. We've been several times after. I had a visitor who I knew would enjoy the Zoo, so off we went again with my almost adult kids and I was amazed at...More

Thank Roja K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the Johannesburg Zoo. It is a place for the whole family. I even saw birthday parties being hosted their. What a great idea for kids. I was there in July 2018 and weather was absolutely beautiful.

Thank glendac531
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a wonderful place for the whole family. The animals are great and well looked after in decent enclosures. There is also a bit of history with the zoo which you discover as you pace through the place. It covers a very big area...More

Thank Theran P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lion enclosure is beautiful. They even have an event centre which can be booked for special occasions. Great to go in October when the Jacarandas are blooming.

Thank thumper234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful zoo which has many different animal exhibits. I have been here two times and have brought a book to read and relax while watching the animals in the distance. The groundskeepers are very friendly. Never really that super busy so you...More

Thank geo100000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent new parking area, but very slow entrance procedures. Awesome play-areas for children and much fun to be had. The zoo seemed a little sparsely populated, but perhaps many animals were just sleeping. I had not seen the Amazon section before. It was quite lovely...More

Thank hannetjiee
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have visited this place several times over the years with a time frame of around two years apart. The detoriaration of the cages, bathrooms and enclosures during the past two years are very visible. Signs from a 2016 closure day due to a function...More

Thank earthcharm
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The zoo is quite big,for kids and elderly rather board vehicle that goes around zoo,zoo trots held every month,bring a picnic as food at premises needs to be better.Snacks bought from kiosks.There is playground children at park.Photos taken at entrance are a pack although expensive...More

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I’m from America...the quality of this zoo beats the ones that I’ve been to back at home. The entrance photos you take caught me off guard, but I’m so happy they give you the option!! I bought the package and donated to the Rhinos. I...More

Thank Tori H
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Charles M
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Response from Totalpost | Reviewed this property |
Answered by previous comments and apologies but I have been travelling so not on-line for a short while. regards
Ruth M
3 January 2018|
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Response from Brett H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruth Just called to find out for you - there do NOT have the golf cart tours available anymore but do have wheelchairs for hire (R100 per day). Hope this helps.
Gustavo U
17 August 2017|
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Response from Maruchia | Reviewed this property |
No, not possible. To interact with baby lions you should go to Lion Park.