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Johannesburg Zoo

#14 of 173 things to do in Johannesburg Features Animals
Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is extremely large and to facilitate those who can't walk the distance, there are trollies one can cadge a lift on on a hop on, hop basis. Altho i have not been to all the zoos available worlx wide, i vote Johannesburg Zoo...More

Thank pennyn0w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Johannesburg Zoo is a real-life animal experience. Animals are well presented and are as comfortable and content as they possibly could be in a ''caged'' environment. Good & free transport within the Zoo for those whose legs give in half-way. My grandkids say it is...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Visit Happened on Friday in June when we arrived they said the water in zoo doesn't work so all toilets are out of order then we went inside and see kids from school everywhere which made zoo energic then we realized most of cages...More

Thank Benny G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went o Johannesburg Zoo yesterday (28/05/2017) we decided to go on family outing and yes they are renovating the zoo, but half of the cages are empty & no reasons as to why. My son who is little was fascinated by the animals, but...More

Thank natashadelport3132
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we visited the Johannesburg Zoo. I haven't be there for a long time. They are still busy improving and that is a good thing. I really enjoyed the visit to the zoo. At the entrance you will also find the people of Happy Snappy....More

1  Thank Elna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent visit to the Joburg Zoo was thoroughly enjoyed by my little daughter as well as the older family.

Thank firemangp
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I've been to many zoos around the world and this was by far the worst. It was literally like stepping into a site ravaged by zombie apocalypse. We were two of about 10 visitors total in the zoo, staff were lounging around, smoking, shouting loudly...More

Thank sparkyb_uk
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to get to see animals and the big five. Obviously the game reserves would be a very different experience. But a few hours at the Zoo is a great experience

Thank IsmailM421
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Jo'burg Zoo was quite a disappointment. In general the place seems very run down. Lawns and buildings badly maintained and in of attention. A lot of empty enclosures - where have the animals gone? Fish, snakes and spiders and monkeys displays were very cool but...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for an interesting day in JHB head to the zoo. We had easy parking at a side entrance. There are some food stalls available as well. The zoo is neat, well maintained and easy to navigate. The animals are all well...More

Thank Alexia C
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how to get to the zoo from Sandton hotel?
26 January 2017|
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Response from MelissaMarion | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not answering. We went away to the bush I had no signal! Hope your hotel managed to assist you...
Are there golf carts available to rent? Or push carts for kiddies?
11 January 2017|
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Response from afm786 | Reviewed this property |
No, not anymore. Strictly for staff. Do yourself a favour and go to Pretoria Zoo instead
Mpho M
I would like to know whether small braais are allowed and if so, whether there are braai facilities available. Mpho
25 December 2016|
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Response from MartinPcole | Reviewed this property |
In some areas yes. Small ones are allowed