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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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Johannesburg Zoo General Admission
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US$16,97*
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1 or 2 Day Johannesburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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+27 11 646 2000
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"animal enclosures"
in 23 reviews
"lion enclosure"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 15 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 23 reviews
"great family outing"
in 10 reviews
"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"
in 30 reviews
"polar"
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"upgrades"
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"conservation"
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"species"
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"refreshments"
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited the zoo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pros :- 1. There are free wi-fi hot spot areas which is great for everyone - especially teenagers 2. Large areas for animals and able to see big 5 quite easily. Animals looked quite...More

1  Thank Faedah
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Had a wonderful day baby sitting a friend's child by taking him to the Zoo. He had an absolute ball! The Zoo is bigger than I remember, pretty well maintained, and with added kids fun rides. Would love a couple more (healthy) eating options but...More

Thank JessG5381
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting for the kids and adults as well. At the gate you get a family picture which is optional to collect on your exit from the zoo. There are a lot of animals to see such as Lions, Zebras, Crocodiles, Tiger and a lot...More

Thank weMMo234
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

It is sad to see this once-beloved landmark falling into rack and ruin. - So many empty cages - Ablutions unusable (broken toilets, no toilet paper, no hand-soap, filthy) - Your primary restaurant is TERRIBLE!! I wouldn't even feed that food to the Zoo animals!...More

2  Thank DamianB32
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Was looking forward to visiting the zoo for our son. The only place we could fit into our short trip to Johannesburg was the zoo.It was raining from morning still we reached early as we had to leave the city by noon. We reached the...More

1  Thank Seema M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A small group of pensioners went back to the zoo,after many years absence,and we were pleasently surprised that the range of animals and their living quarters were in very good condition.We did notice however that there were quite a few pens with no animals in...More

Thank Harryeli
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The new parkade has made parking a breeze. The zoo is well run and a pleadure to visit. The animals of the amazon complex is new and a must do in your next visit.

Thank Haroun M
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Johannesburg Zoo has been part of my life experience since I was little. In the 1950s, with parents who worked every day of the week, daytime outings and picnics were a rare treat. Visiting the zoo was not only educational, but also an opportunity for...More

Thank Ivy B
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The zoo is a good place for busy kids to spend a day. Parking is still an issue, car guards are asking a fee to park outside, you should sort this out.

Thank david c
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Be able to see different animals and walking around the Zoo - People are friendly and able to advise or tell you what is interesting in the area

Thank Edward Teboho T
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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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