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Zoo Lake

Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Beautiful scenes.

I must say the lake is really beautiful and a must see when in Johannesburg. We really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tebogo M
via mobile
Scruffy but surprisingly fun

Zoo Lake is a bit scruffy but has some nice open areas, a great playground and if you have the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
ivanhoe19
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Melbourne, Australia
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Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must say the lake is really beautiful and a must see when in Johannesburg. We really enjoyed riding the raft in the lake. It's only R30 for two adults which makes it affordable.

Thank Tebogo M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Zoo Lake is a bit scruffy but has some nice open areas, a great playground and if you have the time, the boating on the lake itself was surprisingly fun. We took the family out and we all had a go at rowing. It's a...More

Thank ivanhoe19
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Took my little niece there to play on the jungle gym and to feed the ducks. Its a nice place to sit and pass your time there.

Thank Shiraz M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

but do not forget me as well as the plce is absolutely well sorted everything in order kids are ready to learn and have fun.

Thank zanelem635
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Nice setting - lots of birds and space to run, walk dogs, and play sport - great for family and picnic but lots of random people asking for money or food which is uncomfortable.

Thank Bergs401
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Not many people around so we didn't walk all the way around due to safety worries. Great souvenir shop underneath the restaurant/cafe. Lovely deck upstairs to enjoy a drink and something to eat.

Thank Debbles C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Being in the heart of Johannesburg's parks area means that it is lush and green, even in Winter. I love the massive green space around the lake and the fact that it is so central. It's also just across the road from Johannesburg's Zoo and...More

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Good outdoors vibe and with the lake and restaurants around makes you almost forget you are smackbam in the centre of Jozi

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

One of the favourite of Joburg residents. A venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events. A monthly venue for the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Zoo lake is close to Joburg Zoo, it has a big open grass park with a dam with some ducks, generally homeless people are sleeping on the grass, many times it is very dirty filled with rubble, and not very safe. It is not a...More

Thank MarthinusvdM
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ignatiusmutanda
13 June 2017|
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Response from dynamco | Reviewed this property |
if you want a catered party you can contact Pirates Sports Club in Greenside (ask for Non) or Old Parks sports club 1 Garden Rd Bordeaux
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