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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 13 July 2017

I visited the zoo in March 2017 and then again in July 2017 and I am pleased to note that there are some minor improvements, however, the zoo really requires more sign postage and to keep the enclosures well maintained at all times. I see...More

Thank nathan102
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting the zoo in a warm June sunday, the animals were active, one of the lions was roaring almost the entire day we were there, my kids loved every minute of this visit, and I am sure will remember it...More

Thank pertuniam137
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We used the Jhb Zoo to do our Teambuilding - The Amazing Race and it was such fun - brilliant idea - highly recommend it.

Thank Lizle J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Zoo was actually within walking distance of our hotel so we made the trip. This zoo is very large so prepare to do quite a bit of walking if you want the entire experience. Many animals are represented to include camels, rhino, snakes, birds,...More

Thank Tonyrome4
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The Joburg Zoo is an enjoyable outing with young children, with lots of animals to see. Food can be bought or brought in for a picnic.

Thank JohnM312659
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Animals of the Amazon area was in the process of being revamped but the children still enjoyed the visit.

Thank Sheereen G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The last time we visited the zoo was approximately 10-15 years ago and we were surprised at the state of the zoo on Saturday. Definitely not looking as good as it did years ago. What has happened? Where have the polar bears gone? Now just...More

2  Thank lolitagrove
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Unfortunately the visit does not start off well as you have to enter through some terrible back gate to enter the zoo. This is understandable due to the construction occuring at the main entrance. There are sections of the zoo that should condemned by the...More

1  Thank RuMark
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This zoo is extremely large and to facilitate those who can't walk the distance, there are trollies one can cadge a lift on on a hop on, hop basis. Altho i have not been to all the zoos available worlx wide, i vote Johannesburg Zoo...More

Thank pennyn0w
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Johannesburg Zoo is a real-life animal experience. Animals are well presented and are as comfortable and content as they possibly could be in a ''caged'' environment. Good & free transport within the Zoo for those whose legs give in half-way. My grandkids say it is...More

Thank Wendy R
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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 Elna L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gustavo the answer is no. Even if they in cages it's still wild animals.
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.