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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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08:30 - 17:00
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A killer zoo

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Alzor S
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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.

1 Thank Alzor S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the zoo! Friendly keeper staff and great educational programs. The enclosures were spacious and clean.

Thank Mccarthy805
Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Temporary entrance difficult to find. Kiddies cars not available at entrance, one has to walk to old main entrance to pick up und drop off--on opposite sides of zoo ! Steep entrance fee. Extremely run down with knee high weeds around many enclosures as well as inside enclosures. Many enclosures were devoid of any species described on the information boards.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to the Joburg zoo for a couple of years and since we had some free time we wanted to go see the new Amazon exhibition. Unfortunately it was all a bit disappointing. The old entrance seem to be in the process of a revamp with what appears to be a multi level parking lot. Once you have... More 

Thank AJ K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I thought I would be totally depressed going to a zoo after being to Kruger park so many times, but it is actually a pretty nice place. Yes the enclosures are always too small, but this one is fairly well done and has some open spaces for a family picnic. Great for kids of course.

1 Thank Onamulunga
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Entrance and parking temporarily off Jan Smuts, mostly in park opposite, although some inside. Old entrance now a building site. Took grandson who enjoyed his visit. A great loss is the polar bears which were a great attraction in their now redundant facilities. Somehow it did not make as favourable impression as in the past but still a good outing... More 

Thank Douglas C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend went to the zoo this weekend and I'm kind of dissapointed. The grass areas wasn't cut and was knee high. There where multiple enclosures that were just empty and slowly falling apart. The general quality of the place has dropped drastically since 4 years ogo when I last went. I strongly recommend taking food and drink... More 

Thank Christopher C
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I live in Asia but have a house in Joburg Every year my family visits this zoo Open plan like the animlas are 4 meters away from you You really need to visit this place and also take in the Lion park during your trip

Thank dynamco
Florida, RSA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Apart from the place being very well kept, its a delight to take your children (in my case Grand children) for a day with a difference. Take a picnic basket or buy at the local outlets which are very reasonably priced. If you are a war Veteran or not, finish your day at the war Museum which in my book... More 

Thank JohanFlorida_RSA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sandy & I visited the Zoo the changes and upgrades or great and the viewing is so much more pleasurable. Many animals and birds can be viewed closely in their enclosures. I really enjoyed the Dam at the entrance filled with a large number of pink Flamingoes. Johannesburg Zoo is well worth a visit.

Thank Timmo690

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