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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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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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+27 11 646 2000
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"animal enclosures"
in 23 reviews
"lion enclosure"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 15 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 23 reviews
"great family outing"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"whole family"
in 19 reviews
"world class"
in 12 reviews
"south africa"
in 11 reviews
"bears"
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"tiger"
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"polar"
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"upgrades"
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"conservation"
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"species"
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"refreshments"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My youngest had been wanting to visit the zoo for ages and I kept putting it off, but was pleasantly surprised. It's cleaner than I thought, having been there before decades ago, but still needs a little TLC.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm generally not a zoo fan but the JHB Zoo is so well maintained, with happy animals. The Zoo trot on the 1st Sunday of the month is great and a highlight of the month...walk it or run it - it's a great day out...More

Thank Tanyakahanovitz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still a fascinating day out with lots of walking. Animals look well cared for. Great with friends and family.

1  Thank Donovan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the family day. Our family ranged from the youngest (4 years old) to the eldest (67 years old). Animal species were amazing to see. Definitely a must see experience.

1  Thank Ilhaam38
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a awesome place!!! A Whole day of fun and not at all expensive. My husband did not pay entrance fee because it is his and the zoo's birthday month. And the service at the reataurant in the zoo was perfection!! Thank you for a...More

1  Thank Karin K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Been going for years! This zoo is one of the best I've seen in the world due to the fact that animals are given more space (with the exception of the sad elephant pen) and enclosures are more similar to natural habitats than other zoos...More

1  Thank Kashi P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Johannesburg Zoo never disappoints me. There are many animals to see and good environment for kids to learn about animals. This is one place you will never get tired of visiting. I have lost count how many times I have visited the zoo. Public...More

1  Thank beatricebanda
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Everything from the entrance the staff the animals is taken well care of. It's a long walk but there is a nice restaurant on the premises and place to sit. Big area for picnic. You feel very relax to walk threw the Zoo. I will...More

Thank kobie620
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Been to the zoo after many years. Good family day spent out. Lots of walking . Carts are available to take you around the zoo . They have some party rooms on site for people wanting to throw an educational party . Party includes a...More

Thank DB1076
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I haven't been to the zoo since I was a little girl and I must say I was a little disappointed by our zoo. We had complimentary tickets so I don't know the exact price of the tickets. The zoo is a great place to...More

Thank Nompumelelo D
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Ruth M
3 January 2018|
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Response from Brett H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruth Just called to find out for you - there do NOT have the golf cart tours available anymore but do have wheelchairs for hire (R100 per day). Hope this helps.
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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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