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

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chillax zone

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Beesoks
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank SHAKES786
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank RoyalRidz
Pretoria, South Africa
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Michaela M
Johannesburg
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We love spending time in Zoo Lake. Although the gardens and lawns are maintained, there was a lot of rubbish lying around.

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Thank Daniel N
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100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Zoo lake is good for picnics as well as to attend music concerts. There is green grass and birds all around. A very calming atmosphere just to take time off the busy Jo'burg life.

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Thank Nosipiwo N
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited as part of the City sightseeing tour (Red bus). We walked around the lake and had lunch at Moyo restaurant. My 8 year old daughter enjoyed the rowing boats on the lake. We had a good time but I think it could be much improved as an attraction.

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Thank Katherine G
Johannesburg South Africa
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95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of Joburg's real landmarks. Lovely park around the lake. But the lake is dirty - the park often unkept and out if daylight hours not a safe space to be. Needs access control and some capital investment. Should be the "Central Park" of Joburg

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Thank Jimboza
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

a nice open area they even have a cricket club with that name but if you are at Zoo Lake you might as well go across the road and pay to enter what is one of the best open plan zoos in the world

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