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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 29 April 2017 via mobile

I love taking my children to the zoo,always a lovely day out. They have been working on adding a new parking section... it's taking ages but should be nice once it's done. Sadly with all the noise some of the animals aren't quiet themselves and...More

Thank heathermY6895XZ
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my 17 year old son. Once inside you can see they don't care about the animals. Many on the enclosures were empty or shut and if looking for the animals , the vegetation was so over grown you could not find them. Many...More

Thank Roche70
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A zoo dedicated to the accommodation, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals, and houses about 2000 individuals of 320 species.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Johannesburg Zoo is a breathtaking expanse of lush green landscape, manicured gardens, spacious animal enclosures and an overall sense of connection to nature. The bird sanctuary is amazing, as are the "up close and almost personal" encounters with African wildlife, including lions, elephants and giraffe....More

Thank NurM11
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My children still get very excited about coming to the Joburg Zoo. There is s wide variety of animals big and small. I used to believe that this was the best zoo in the country until we got invited to a kiddies party in Pretoria...More

Thank Phakama M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Easter Weekend and lots to do in Johannesburg. We opted to go to the Zoo. Firstly, it was supposed to be a meet up with may other youngsters from church! So be warned! I did not research enough and found to my chagrin that the...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I took my children (7,5, and 3) to the Johannesburg Zoo expecting to meet with a dilapidated facility after hearing feedback from several people. Much to our surprise, the Zoo was fairly well maintained and animals look healthy. We were also pleasantly...More

Thank Khalil H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Zoo is average at best, but it seems like they are renovating. We had to park at the back of the zoo and the, very used, buggies for small kids where located at the front of the zoo. The exhibits are clean, but there...More

Thank Joubert R
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is both depressing and uplifting. This organization and layout of the museum is easy to use. The pictures and videos are graphic, informative and gripping. The stories are gut wrenching. No photos are allowed which is too bad because many of the quotes are...More

Thank ZAsb2017
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great for an outing with young kids. You can plan out your route and take small stops along the way if the kids get tired. I do think the zoo needs a bit if a revamp though, none the less it was...More

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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 Christina K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gustavo, as other have responded, no you can't but there are other options. Normally in a public zoo, people don't get inside the cages.
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.