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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is nice and good for families. Sadly for us it appears all the other animals such as lions and tigers were sleeping when we visited. The zoo could do well to tell customers when it is a good time to visit.

Thank Tebogo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my grandkids to the zoo this school break... super experience... well worth visiting. be warned... be prepared to walk... but well worth it

1  Thank asha921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think our Joburg Zoo is right up there, when it comes to world class Zoos in the world. I suggest locals buy the annual pass, especially with younger children. The restaurant also sells delicious food

Thank vangovender
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being able to see all the animals i wanted to see was great and some up closer than others. If you have small children you will have to be prepared for a long day of walking. Obviously the size of sime animals require large enclosures...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes they have lots of different animals that actually seem to be taken care of responsibly, but the zoo itself is a great park with lots of little green 'lungs' where you can plonk down with some cool drinks or perhaps a picnic basket and...More

Thank RasmusKJensen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a great place to spend the day with kids, spread out across the park there are animals of all species. great attractions are the Animals of the Amazon and the aquarium. not to be missed. spend the day with a lovely picnic basket on the...More

Thank sayedm306
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I visited the zoo on Saturday 12 October 2017 after not having been there for years. It was always wonderful, now it is neglected, dirty, drinking taps don't work. Why did they spend so much money on the parking arcade?

1  Thank DorsMaggie
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It's a nice day out, good walks and of course plenty of animals to watch. In Joburg, you need places to walk and here you can do safely and with much to look at, enjoying the animals, although I do prefer them in the wild.

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Needs more support but a great day out. Take your own food as the facility's there are not the best. But in all a great day out with the family.

Thank Garth d
Reviewed 2 August 2017

From a zoo in SA you come to expect a more naturalistic and better taken care of facility. The best thing about it is that if you are staying in the area and have kids then it is a safe few hours of fun for...More

Thank Navigaytion
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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 Christina K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gustavo, as other have responded, no you can't but there are other options. Normally in a public zoo, people don't get inside the cages.
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.