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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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+27 11 646 2000
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08:30 - 17:00
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US$47,42*
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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city safari

this is a great place to spend the day with children and family relaxing easy walks plenty of trees and relax under with a picnic to eat and and enjoy while the children enjoy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a great place to spend the day with children and family relaxing easy walks plenty of trees and relax under with a picnic to eat and and enjoy while the children enjoy the animals

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Kempton Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well of you add animals into anything i already love it.. wonderful day just to chill and hang out.. animals well looked after, you could see that they were comfortable. had a great day thank you for making it extra special

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a respectable zoo but given its location one expected something more spectacular. If you haven't been on a safari yet then it will whet your appetite, but if you have then there is not much point.

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Thank Richard F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Very disappointing. Pretoria Zoo should rather be visited. No carts available at Joburg. Staff very poor. Animals look lonely and bored. Not a variety of animals unlike Pretoria. Not enough sign boards, can get lost easily Or miss animals. No Komodo Dragon which was a total bumer !. Amazon section extremely dangerous for small kids due to steep climb... More 

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Thank afm786
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74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the zoo! It is a firm favourite of ours! We visit at least once a month! It is always impeccably clean. The variety of animals is awesome and it make for the most perfect outing for the kids!

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Thank TheNagle
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not able to visit the Kruger National Park (No 1 Choice), Johannesburg Zoo is a good enough replacement with a variety of big and small animals as well as birds. There are also domesticated animals (chickens, goats, horses etc.). They also have swings and games for kids, food & drinks stalls, ice cream vendors etc. Very popular... More 

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Thank Nosipiwo N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Johannesburg Zoo with 2 young children who were initially very excited to visit the zoo for the first time; but after seeing some of the sad, lonely-looking animals and walking great distances between the enclosures they were also soon disappointed. Some of the enclosures look like they are not well maintained. Signage around the zoo is very poor.... More 

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Thank Lungi N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the zoo has a variety of animals and lots of picnic spots , there are lots of renovations that have been done and ample snacks around the zoo. you are required to wear comfortable shoes as there is ample walking to be done ... sometimes certain animals are not always visible which can be disappointing and the polar bear has... More 

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Thank Zainab S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful outing especially for the children. To see the various animals and learn about their eating habits and habitats . . Also very educational

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always it's a great outing for the family. My son is almost three and has a blast. For those with young kids I suggest rent a hippo car for a few hours - a little push car which the kids love. Annals all look in good condition and there are plenty of spots to get a drink or some... More 

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