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Johannesburg Zoo

#15 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 4 weeks ago

A zoo dedicated to the accommodation, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals, and houses about 2000 individuals of 320 species.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Johannesburg Zoo is a breathtaking expanse of lush green landscape, manicured gardens, spacious animal enclosures and an overall sense of connection to nature. The bird sanctuary is amazing, as are the "up close and almost personal" encounters with African wildlife, including lions, elephants and giraffe....More

Thank NurM11
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My children still get very excited about coming to the Joburg Zoo. There is s wide variety of animals big and small. I used to believe that this was the best zoo in the country until we got invited to a kiddies party in Pretoria...More

Thank Phakama M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Easter Weekend and lots to do in Johannesburg. We opted to go to the Zoo. Firstly, it was supposed to be a meet up with may other youngsters from church! So be warned! I did not research enough and found to my chagrin that the...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I took my children (7,5, and 3) to the Johannesburg Zoo expecting to meet with a dilapidated facility after hearing feedback from several people. Much to our surprise, the Zoo was fairly well maintained and animals look healthy. We were also pleasantly...More

Thank Khalil H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Zoo is average at best, but it seems like they are renovating. We had to park at the back of the zoo and the, very used, buggies for small kids where located at the front of the zoo. The exhibits are clean, but there...More

Thank Joubert R
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is both depressing and uplifting. This organization and layout of the museum is easy to use. The pictures and videos are graphic, informative and gripping. The stories are gut wrenching. No photos are allowed which is too bad because many of the quotes are...More

Thank ZAsb2017
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great for an outing with young kids. You can plan out your route and take small stops along the way if the kids get tired. I do think the zoo needs a bit if a revamp though, none the less it was...More

1  Thank Bongie K
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The zoo is always a fun time with kids. Although they are currently under construction so they can upgrade their facilities, it's still impossible to drag your kids away from the zoo.

Thank Dina H
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The zoo is very big with lots of animals to see. The cages where the animals are kept are nice and big so they have plenty of room to roam. There are lots of play areas and kiosk stands and places to have picnics but...More

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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