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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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  • Excellent27%
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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"animal enclosures"
in 23 reviews
"lion enclosure"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
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"picnic basket"
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"great family outing"
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"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"whole family"
in 19 reviews
"world class"
in 12 reviews
"south africa"
in 11 reviews
"bears"
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"tiger"
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"polar"
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"conservation"
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

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 Sunita V
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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!

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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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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of Zoo's as I feel animals should be in the wild, I did however take my daughter to the zoo and she loved it. We walked the zoo but you can catch a bus around. There are lions, elephants...More

Thank StephanieK5
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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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