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Johannesburg Zoo

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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is sad to see this once-beloved landmark falling into rack and ruin. - So many empty cages - Ablutions unusable (broken toilets, no toilet paper, no hand-soap, filthy) - Your primary restaurant is TERRIBLE!! I wouldn't even feed that food to the Zoo animals!...More

Thank DamianB32
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was looking forward to visiting the zoo for our son. The only place we could fit into our short trip to Johannesburg was the zoo.It was raining from morning still we reached early as we had to leave the city by noon. We reached the...More

Thank Seema M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group of pensioners went back to the zoo,after many years absence,and we were pleasently surprised that the range of animals and their living quarters were in very good condition.We did notice however that there were quite a few pens with no animals in...More

Thank Harryeli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new parkade has made parking a breeze. The zoo is well run and a pleadure to visit. The animals of the amazon complex is new and a must do in your next visit.

Thank Haroun M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Johannesburg Zoo has been part of my life experience since I was little. In the 1950s, with parents who worked every day of the week, daytime outings and picnics were a rare treat. Visiting the zoo was not only educational, but also an opportunity for...More

Thank Ivy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is a good place for busy kids to spend a day. Parking is still an issue, car guards are asking a fee to park outside, you should sort this out.

Thank david c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be able to see different animals and walking around the Zoo - People are friendly and able to advise or tell you what is interesting in the area

Thank Edward Teboho T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit the zoo after many years since our last visit. It was a busy day and the parking appeared quite full, so we were directed to a spot on the road which we were charged a fee to park...More

Thank AshiraRheeders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am becoming less and less a fan of zoos, but as they go this one is very good. Large areas and enclosures for most of the animals, and mostly animals indigenous to Africa so they are provided with environments as close as possible to...More

Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great layout and very family orientated. Animals are all well looked after and even though animals are not meant to be in cages, these cages are huge and made to be as natural as possible. Keep up the great work Johannesburg Zoo, you guys rock...More

Thank Janine M
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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.
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Gustavo U
17 August 2017|
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Response from Elna L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gustavo the answer is no. Even if they in cages it's still wild animals.
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patricialobakeng55
18 July 2017|
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Response from ronayo | Reviewed this property |
At the main entrance there might be cameras but we entered through the back entrance. The security and cashiers there were friendly and profesional.
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