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Zoo Lake

Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Waste of Time

Not like the Zoo lake i remember was a kid. This place is gone down, way down. Rather go to the zoo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
afm786
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg Zoo Lake

It's a beautiful lake with well maintained Parks for kids to cycle around the lake, feed the Greedy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rajahiyer
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Coimbatore, India
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“row boat” (3 reviews)
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Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not like the Zoo lake i remember was a kid. This place is gone down, way down. Rather go to the zoo opposite the road. Its dirty, unkept and not safe. Attracts rowdy crowd especially in the evenings.

Thank afm786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful lake with well maintained Parks for kids to cycle around the lake, feed the Greedy Goose and enjoy an ambience of immeasurable happiness during weekends! I find that as early as in 1914 itself this park was open for all irrespective of...More

Thank Rajahiyer
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Sometimes it is good to go when the weather is poor and others will stay away. We took our children for the experience of the fresh air on a cloudy, cool day and had a great time paddling around from our choice of boats.

Thank robr590
Reviewed 28 August 2017 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
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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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