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Johannesburg Zoo

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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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+27 11 646 2000
08:30 - 17:00
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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Great Family Outing

Great day of fun for the whole family, great variety of animals and attractions for all. Well maintained

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Simon C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great day of fun for the whole family, great variety of animals and attractions for all. Well maintained

Thank Simon C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One is actually pleasantly surprised when visiting for the first time. Great outing for the whole family while in Johannesburg. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the day there are enough animals to capture the attention and kids just love it

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Over the last couple of years visited on numerous occasions and it varied greatly from utter neglect to world class.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It was really lovely to walk around the zoo - entrance is very reasonable and it was nice to be out in the fresh air. I particularly liked the giraffes and elephants. It was much more peaceful in that area of the zoo. I'd recommend venturing to the outer areas beyond the crowds. Catering outlets weren't up to the standard... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to the zoo on the same day as the zoo lake.. it's a big zoo with lots of animals. Paths are very well organized. There are booths of snacks everywhere along with benches to sit and relax before heading to the next stop. Would recommend it if you are on a long trip. Nice to spend a... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing, worth the money, such an amazing experience, defo needs to be on your bucketlist!!! A must for animal lovers as they are very well protected and looked after you also get to see some other animals there too 🙂🙂🙂

Thank Leila A
Guarulhos, SP
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I went to The Lion Park. It takes about one hour by car to get there from Sandton. Once you get there you can choose if you only want to go to the safari, where you can see lions, zebras, giraffes, wild dogs, etc or if you also want to interact with baby lions, which is an unforgettable experience by... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Apart from all the usual attractions at the zoo, one can arrange for a private play area to have your birthday party. They cater and provide seating for kids as well as a private tour of the zoo. I think it worked well and the kids loved it. Reserved parking off Jan Smuts is included it seems.

Thank Wikus E
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The zoo is nice and spacious. They try to keep up the maintenance. Does need bit of Tlc. Otherwise not bad.

Thank Hardly089
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If your bored in Johannesburg and looking for something to do but your also broke, then this will make your day. Nothing spectacular but a nice wee family day out

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