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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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Moonlight Tour & Dinner Picnic

My friends and family were on the lookout to do something different - not the usual dinner, movies or games and wanted to make it a family friendlt activity. With a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and family were on the lookout to do something different - not the usual dinner, movies or games and wanted to make it a family friendlt activity. With a little research we discovered The Joburg Zoo did night tours! Sunset tour (4pm - 6:30pm)Moonlight tour (5:15pm - 8pm)Night tour (6:15pm - 9pm) We were a group of almost... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent heavy rains had rendered the zoo a lush and beautiful garden - if rather overgrown in places - in which to wander and enjoy close-up views of animals and birds from near and far. Not having been to the zoo for many years, I found the cages and enclosures to be vastly improved since my childhood excursions in... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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328 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is wonderful. Lots of great animals and very clean. You can spend a wonderful morning walking around and being entertained - one of the great zoos!

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Thank 365giannad
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there many times and will continue going there. I knew Max the Gorilla for many years. I find its a good walk about, we don't do the tuk tuk so we can linger longer where our interest is peaked. Its a beautiful day out, so many animals.

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Thank Roja K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo is a large green space in Joburg with lots of animals. It is a great place to have a picnic and entertain kids, there are jungle gyms too. You can see lions close up. It is a large area so plan a bit of a walk and lots of time to see everything.

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Johannesburg
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect get out venue in Johannesburg an all round entertainment area, Very popular in Johannesburg, very close to zoo lake and rosebank, lots to see and very educational, great family outdoor experience.

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Amman, Jordan
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59 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Honestly, it was not worth the visit. Not very interesting. We went in the afternoon and all refreshment or ice cream shops and cafe's were closed! The way around the zoo is not very organised, you end up asking visitors. Some of the animal were just tired and seemed very old. Maybe basing my review upon a safari trip, however... More 

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Thank Saad T
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent park-like grounds and a great place for a family stroll - The animals are a bonus. Fantastic new lion facility, great variety of interesting beasts - And a night tour for those interested in the nocturnal side. Building new parking facilities now which will ease the weekend congestion.

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Thank Ken H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

we always have our grandchildren for weekends, whenever they vivit us, we take them to various places of interest in Johannesburg. The Zoo is always a treat. We enjoy watching the animals. This is entertaining, educational and fun

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Thank 175joany
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Must visit with family - is a great place and huge - great outing for kids and families and there is loads of historical buildings around - BUT you must ask around to find info - big place recommended - must visit while in Joburg

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