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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
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cracking day out for visitors of all ages. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Animals appeared happy and well looked after.

Thank Cliffylad1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Firstly make sure you go to the new parking parkade, Upper Park Drive (R15 / car) and not park on the street sidewalk where you will be harassed by parking attendants. The zoo itself is need of a little attention, many of the gardens were...More

Thank Brett H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

it Is an excellent family day out and once a month u can do a 5/10km zoo trot. the animals are well looked after in the zoo and there is plenty to see. there are also numerous picnic spots you can sit and eat your...More

Thank joanneclairep
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There is definitely room for improvement in terms of the standard and upkeep of the zoo. Still, there is a lot to see and it can be a fun day out.

Thank RoyalRidz
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A well spend day at the Joburg Zoo. It is a place that family, friends, kids, teens and couples can go and spend quality time whilst enjoying viewing the different animals, birds, etc at the Zoo.

Thank netovanethan
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is the best place to take your little ones. It takes almost the whole day to get through it with them. It is an excellent way to exercise without even knowing it and it is educational to boot. You can even organise a little...More

1  Thank annelle1swann
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The Johannesburg Zoo is well maintained. The animals look well taken care of. Cages were clean. They offer a zoo walk on certain Sundays and it's a wonderful way to see the animals and keep fit at the same time.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Such a pity that the place is so badly managed and run down. It can be great but no effort by vendors or staff, leaves one very dissapointed. What was once a great place is now well just sad to see.

Thank Etienne R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Joburg Zoo's atmosphere is very refreshing and ecstatic, the breeze from animal smell and freshness of the surrounding sends one to tranquil. The habitant animals boosts the Southern Africa of rare species in the world.

Thank molebalengp
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you love the outdoors and enjoy seeing rare and beautiful animals then the zoo is the place to go. It allows you to take a long walk and enjoy fresh air. the animals are all beautiful and zoo is well kept. The parks are...More

Thank popeourfriend
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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.
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.
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.