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Address: Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Johannesburg, South Africa

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A open piece of land with a dam

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... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank eloizem2017
Nairobi, Kenya
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105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 place to specifically go to and see for foreign visitors.

Thank MarthinusvdM
Reigate, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A truly lovely open space. You can rent boats on the lake too. We walked from a restaurant in Parkview through Zoo Lake park to the zoo. People kept on telling us that it was a long way but it really wasn't. Note that there aren't any maps in the park so it's a bit tricky working out where you... More 

Thank Intrepidtravellers_8
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to the zoo lake on a weekend, it's an amazing spot to lay down and relax.. scenery is very nice, you can pay k ur meat and use the braai facilities over there.. there is 1 restaurant. The only thing is that there are no snack booths. However it's a great place and will definitely go again.... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

if you need time to just relax and taking the best of mother nature, fresh air, bird life then look nowhere else just head to the Zoolake and you will enjoy the relaxing environment

Thank Beesoks
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great picnic location or just for the lovebirds afternoon stroll, or for the health enthusiast the perfect location for jogging, lots of trees and pathways including ponds with ducks that kids tend to love or if you wish to chill at Moyo for a coffee and a treat.

Thank SHAKES786
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Pleasant park for a relaxing day out. It is pet friendly and my dog loves playing and watching the ducks and geese. Great picnic spot or you can have a meal at Moyo restaurant which has wonderful South African food. There are little row boats for hire at very low prices.

Thank RoyalRidz
Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The title says it all. However, if you are not into big crowds you should avoid the place on major public holidays as it gets swamped. That said, this is one of the beauty of the place - it caters to different kinds of people and there is even an exercising area for general public use. A good Joburg park.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I went for a walk in Zoo park and it was great! It is a very calm scene with a lot of beautiful birds, the lake is very pretty. I went for lunch at Moyo in the park, it was an amazing experience. It is a safe place to go early in the day, even if you are alone, just... More 

Thank Michaela M

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