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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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Johannesburg Zoo General Admission
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1 or 2 Day Johannesburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“polar bears” (20 reviews)
“lion enclosure” (11 reviews)
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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+27 11 646 2000
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"animal enclosures"
in 22 reviews
"polar bears"
in 20 reviews
"lion enclosure"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 15 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 23 reviews
"great family outing"
in 10 reviews
"whole family"
in 19 reviews
"walk around"
in 11 reviews
"south africa"
in 11 reviews
"tiger"
in 29 reviews
"monkeys"
in 25 reviews
"conservation"
in 11 reviews
"species"
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"kiddies"
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"refreshments"
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"elephant"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing structure. Needs cleaning and a new map (the one they have is sooo confusing). The place where the lions stay is AMAZING, what a structure! No Polar Bear and the place where he used to stay is there, abandoned. Beware: its a place for...More

Thank cpadilha
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to see the zoo. the Zoo was in a very neat and clean condition. We saw all big fives here. Animals are kept in very neat, clean and hygenic condition. A must see the place with your children, if you love to see...More

Thank sunitavij2015
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fun place for the family. The enclosures are mostly large and well maintained with a wide variety of animals from all over the world. Kids (and adults) will love the open air transport from the gate to the War Memorial / playpark. There is...More

Thank ruths938
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a great place to visit to learn about the animals and offers play grounds, rides, snacks for the kids. Next time I would bring my own picnic and just buy cold drinks & ice cream for the kids. It can be a bit...More

Thank mcj79
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I love the good walk we get covering the Zoo, however it is sad to see they close the exhibits like the Rain forest exhibit at 15:30 and it is rather pricey to pay entry for another day just to see that, besides it is...More

Thank Zahraa M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I don't always like seeing animals in captivity but was pleased to see the sheer size of each area, I know some need to be made bigger and part of me still disagree with zoos but on the whole this place is good. [Ignore date...More

Thank T0mRand
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the well thought through layout of Joburg Zoo. The staff are friendly and the variety of animals makes this to be a must do!

Thank Bnaicker
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Really happy at what the Zoo has done. The new parking looks great. The Zoo also look fantastic, nice and clean and a perfect place to have a picnic. I’m really happy and looking forward to the next visit...

Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Parking was super easy with the new covered parking, We put the children in the push cars which they loved. The animal selection was amazing with a vast variety. The restaurant was adequate, it could do with an upgrade on premises and menu. The staff...More

Thank BindyBoo1
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Well kept environment and healthy animals, although some are now a bit long in the tooth. The birds were engrossing, but the big cats not that exciting, but then being in captivity will always leave a lot to be desired. The youngsters really enjoyed the...More

Thank Rex W
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Ruth M
3 January 2018|
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Response from Brett H | 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.
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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.
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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.
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