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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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for animal lovers

the zoo has a variety of animals and lots of picnic spots , there are lots of renovations that have been done and ample snacks around the zoo. you are required to wear comfortable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Zainab S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love the zoo! It is a firm favourite of ours! We visit at least once a month! It is always impeccably clean. The variety of animals is awesome and it make for the most perfect outing for the kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are not able to visit the Kruger National Park (No 1 Choice), Johannesburg Zoo is a good enough replacement with a variety of big and small animals as well as birds. There are also domesticated animals (chickens, goats, horses etc.). They also have swings and games for kids, food & drinks stalls, ice cream vendors etc. Very popular... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Johannesburg Zoo with 2 young children who were initially very excited to visit the zoo for the first time; but after seeing some of the sad, lonely-looking animals and walking great distances between the enclosures they were also soon disappointed. Some of the enclosures look like they are not well maintained. Signage around the zoo is very poor.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

the zoo has a variety of animals and lots of picnic spots , there are lots of renovations that have been done and ample snacks around the zoo. you are required to wear comfortable shoes as there is ample walking to be done ... sometimes certain animals are not always visible which can be disappointing and the polar bear has... More 

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Thank Zainab S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a wonderful outing especially for the children. To see the various animals and learn about their eating habits and habitats . . Also very educational

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As always it's a great outing for the family. My son is almost three and has a blast. For those with young kids I suggest rent a hippo car for a few hours - a little push car which the kids love. Annals all look in good condition and there are plenty of spots to get a drink or some... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is an amazing space to just enjoy and relax. It is the ideal place to take a picnic basket and relax in a green area within the city. The lay out at the zoo is so well done that you would never think you were in a big city. If you enter at the entrance close to the we... More 

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Thank Dario D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Felt very sorry for the animals and enclosures since you could clearly see the effects of the drought or maybe that's just their normal look... but its sad either way.

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Thank Dievangnet87
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit with children or too have a day out for a picnic on lovely rolling green lawns, animals well kept and a nice day out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

You will literally cream your jeans when you see how many kewl animals they got at this zoo. One of the bestest in the world.

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