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Johannesburg Zoo

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Open Now: 08:30 - 17:00
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with our pre-school and everyone was so excited to see all the zoo animals. Entry was quick and easy. I asked about which animals are the closest to the entrance and the zoo employees standing near the gate were not clued up at...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Johannesburg zoo is a firm favorite place to visit for a lovely scenic 5.5km walk. The animals are well looked after and healthy. It’s clear that the zoo needs a large cash donation as the grounds are not maintained like in the past and...More

Thank Candice21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

JHB Zoo is one of my favourite places in the city. The animals are well taken care of and the conservation efforts by the zoo are wonderful. We had a behind the scenes tour and the elephants were very curious when we were at the...More

Thank Kyleigh G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took three children with us, aged 2, 9 and 11. They absolutely loved it. They loved seeing the animals, most of which were kept in very clean surroundings. From an adult perspective, I do not like to see caged animals but understand the fascination...More

Thank BrendaH1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a fan of animals in cages, but I recently took my godchildren to the Johannesburg Zoo and they loved it. I loved the zoo as a child, but as an adult I see it somewhat differently. That said, the enclosures seem well-maintained and there...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the zoo so my kids could see all the animals they've only seen on TV. There is a new parkade which has lots covered, guarded parking. You don't pay for parking if you buy a ticket to enter the zoo which was R90...More

Thank BIllMoyanne
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The zoo is a lovely outing for a wee walk and some fresh air. Some of the facilities are a bit old and tired but overall it is a nice atmosphere.

Thank CatrionaE22
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Spent the day strolling through the zoo. It’s well kept and great space for kids and adults. There are a few restaurants with good food. Nice day out if your bored.

Thank Lordkruger1
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The zoo was awesome - lovely day out with the family. Everything looks up to date and the historical titbits are wonderful. Very clean as well.

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Thank Bianca L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited the Johannesburg Zoo when my kids were young and they loved it. We've been several times after. I had a visitor who I knew would enjoy the Zoo, so off we went again with my almost adult kids and I was amazed at...More

Thank RojaK18
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Charles M
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Response from Totalpost | Reviewed this property |
Answered by previous comments and apologies but I have been travelling so not on-line for a short while. regards
Ruth M
3 January 2018|
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Response from BrettH1756 | 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.
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.