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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 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
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to get out and see some of natures finest. Some really beautiful birds and exotic wildlife as well as interesting reptiles. A great outing for families with kids, fun rides and good picnic spots.

Thank sheri308
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It was a good experience for us. The zoo has not been well maintained over the years in my opinion. Most of the animals were moved to other spots due to maintenance.

Thank Linda294Dorasamy
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The Joburg Zoo is a great day out with your little one(s). And it gives many stories to tell when it's bedtime. My boy loved his first visit (and so did I!). It's time we take him back again. They have very affordable annual memberships...More

Thank mySalvationCafe
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Come and experience some of the amazing sites of s a including the animals s a have together with how they can be Educative to your kids knowlegde.

Thank zanelem635
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The experience leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully things will change soon. Yhe construction of the new parking lot and some other changes should make a positive difference. Some of the animals are old and look tired and there seems to be an issue...More

Thank Fyela73
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went on the advice of a friend, and had a wonderful few hours here, including the bird show. Followed up with lunch and ice cream in the casino. It was a very good day.

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience for young and old that have not visited. This is a gem in the concrete jungle. Do take a picnic basket as there are beautiful spots for a brunch or lunch. We spent about 4 hours without a picnic. Great learning for the...More

Thank oreodiv
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Hardly any animals. No animals in signed areas. Good workout as it's a serious walk but disappointing due to lack of animals

Thank nathanielward888
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were really skeptical about going because of all the bad things we heard from friends. BUT. It really was amazing, it was clean with friendly staff animals looked relaxed and happy, bathrooms very clean. Only complaint is that there is a lot of restorations...More

Thank ronayo
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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.