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Johannesburg Zoo

#15 of 173 things to do in Johannesburg Features Animals
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 14 March 2017

This is a complementary update from me of the Johannesburg Zoo from my last review dating back a year earlier. I visited the zoo this time mainly to provide a timeline update of the look and feel and also to provide some new animal photos...More

1  Thank NielsInder
Reviewed 14 March 2017

One can appreciate the wide variety of animals and enclosure space to an extent, however, the zoo requires more information about the animals on the sign post situated at the enclosure and some enclosures doesn't have any. I would also like to highlight that they...More

Thank nathan102
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was here scoping this out for when I bring my family here one day in the future. A really good exhibition of African animals. It's also a nice, spacious and family friendly venue for picnics or birthday parties. However, if your kids are of...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very Interesting Park.. School kids can benefits a lot of it specially for their school projects. Very helpful staff and lovely gardens

Thank Nicolas3010
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Not the best in terms of animals but it was a nice place to spend time walking in when we didn't know the city or know what parks would be good. Enjoyable couple of hours.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and family were on the lookout to do something different - not the usual dinner, movies or games and wanted to make it a family friendlt activity. With a little research we discovered The Joburg Zoo did night tours! Sunset tour (4pm -...More

Thank HoneyGhany
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The recent heavy rains had rendered the zoo a lush and beautiful garden - if rather overgrown in places - in which to wander and enjoy close-up views of animals and birds from near and far. Not having been to the zoo for many years,...More

1  Thank Musicofnote58
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Zoo is wonderful. Lots of great animals and very clean. You can spend a wonderful morning walking around and being entertained - one of the great zoos!

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have been there many times and will continue going there. I knew Max the Gorilla for many years. I find its a good walk about, we don't do the tuk tuk so we can linger longer where our interest is peaked. Its a beautiful...More

Thank Roja K
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The zoo is a large green space in Joburg with lots of animals. It is a great place to have a picnic and entertain kids, there are jungle gyms too. You can see lions close up. It is a large area so plan a bit...More

Thank kerrysidwellwilson
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how to get to the zoo from Sandton hotel?
26 January 2017|
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Response from MelissaMarion | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not answering. We went away to the bush I had no signal! Hope your hotel managed to assist you...
Are there golf carts available to rent? Or push carts for kiddies?
11 January 2017|
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Response from afm786 | Reviewed this property |
No, not anymore. Strictly for staff. Do yourself a favour and go to Pretoria Zoo instead
Mpho M
I would like to know whether small braais are allowed and if so, whether there are braai facilities available. Mpho
25 December 2016|
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Response from MartinPcole | Reviewed this property |
In some areas yes. Small ones are allowed