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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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Great zoo

Lovely zoo, great for a family day out and getting to know the different species found mostly in South Africa, however I wish some of the enclosures were bigger for example the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
Heather T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I didn't quite enjoy it as much as the PTA Zoo. It needs some TLC and a map given at the entrance to guests aswell as golf cart hires.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It's a big space requiring long walks. It's not always clean. Not well stocked. Lots of empty spaces and cages. Animals don't all seem humainly cared for. Bit confusing to walk around.

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Thank Bevan E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

There's a lot of wild animals to see. I normally go in the morning and back later in the afternoon. I have been to some zoos in Europe but this one is exceptionally a must to see.

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

maybe biased by all the game drives and safari, i find this overall quite uninteresting , both in terms of upkeep, content , nd when comparing it to other worldwide top zoos. unless a visitor has really a lot of time at hand, no problem in skipping this

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely zoo, great for a family day out and getting to know the different species found mostly in South Africa, however I wish some of the enclosures were bigger for example the lions.

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Thank Heather T
Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

What more can be said. It is a very well kept Zoo with lots and lots of animals, not just in quantity but also variety. One down side for me was that I found the sign posts inadequate. It was a bit hard to see if a path was going to another area or a dead end. I also had... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This Zoo is good yes! Has the basics of what a zoo needs to make it a fun experience... Amazon building was ok some enclosures were empty though so I clear sign would of been appreciated. For most part of the zoo many enclosures were empty which was frustrating. Updating their map wouldn't kill anyone! However the animals that are... More 

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Thank MelissaMarion
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

this is a great place to spend the day with children and family relaxing easy walks plenty of trees and relax under with a picnic to eat and and enjoy while the children enjoy the animals

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Kempton Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Well of you add animals into anything i already love it.. wonderful day just to chill and hang out.. animals well looked after, you could see that they were comfortable. had a great day thank you for making it extra special

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a respectable zoo but given its location one expected something more spectacular. If you haven't been on a safari yet then it will whet your appetite, but if you have then there is not much point.

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