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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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1 or 2 Day Johannesburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lion enclosure” (11 reviews)
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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 22 reviews
"polar bears"
in 20 reviews
"lion enclosure"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 15 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 23 reviews
"great family outing"
in 10 reviews
"whole family"
in 19 reviews
"walk around"
in 11 reviews
"south africa"
in 11 reviews
"tiger"
in 29 reviews
"monkeys"
in 25 reviews
"conservation"
in 11 reviews
"species"
in 21 reviews
"kiddies"
in 14 reviews
"refreshments"
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"elephant"
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"jozi"
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Such a pity that the place is so badly managed and run down. It can be great but no effort by vendors or staff, leaves one very dissapointed. What was once a great place is now well just sad to see.

Thank Etienne R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Joburg Zoo's atmosphere is very refreshing and ecstatic, the breeze from animal smell and freshness of the surrounding sends one to tranquil. The habitant animals boosts the Southern Africa of rare species in the world.

Thank molebalengp
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you love the outdoors and enjoy seeing rare and beautiful animals then the zoo is the place to go. It allows you to take a long walk and enjoy fresh air. the animals are all beautiful and zoo is well kept. The parks are...More

Thank popeourfriend
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the JHB Zoo this past Sunday the 10thSept with family and friends. What a disappointing experience. Staff very unfriendly as if the really do not want to be there. Except for the team taking photos at entrance, the rest of the staff very unfriendly....More

1  Thank 577luigiz
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The zoo is quite great and has a wide range of animals. It is definitely a place to visit in Johannesburg. However, I think it would benefit from some revamping to make it more exciting. The place was just "dull" when we visited it. The...More

Thank Caspian C
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Animals and grounds well looked after. Lots of walking so make sure you take lots of water.

Thank Monois
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a fantastic family day at the zoo. We found everything worked well, services, abblutions, food and drinks etc were all what one would expect from such a facility. The animals where great fun, the kids loved them, the education side is awesome, there...More

Thank DeonTerBlanche
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Upgrading and looking very well structured. New features aquarium and amazon animals structure very cool! Spotted numerous animals in enclosures for visitors pleasure. Kids very excited with various animals and activities.

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Although sad to see Animaols caged, the Zoo does keep them in good condition and it does allow our Children and Grandchildren to see some Animals in reality and certainly for my Grandchildren it made them aware of how these animals have to live in...More

Thank macr0ws
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

It was overall so close to the city, its quiet and you will see some African animal. But prepared to walk around 2 to 3 hours as the all the animal live in different place. They also have a small stores that sell drinks and...More

2  Thank she c
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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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