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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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“lion enclosure” (11 reviews)
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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Having been fortunate enough to travel internationally, the Jhb Zoo is not always as well maintained as some of the Zoos I have visited overseas.

Thank LaurenK400
Reviewed 28 March 2012

great fun, didnt mind spending the day there, the food just a tad expensive, but worth it

Thank linda n
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Johannesburg Zoo does not have an entrance fee - there are picnic spots, the lake has boat rides. Overall - an inexpensive family picnic place

Thank roshniSA
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We had a great day at the Joburg Zoo. The kids especially loved the polar bears. We had a 90 minute tour (for an organised birthday party) which was very informative and we loved the tractor ride.

Thank Nadine C
Reviewed 21 March 2012

The kids really loved their visit to JHB zoo and it was really easy to get around with a pram as well

Thank 121Ineke
Reviewed 20 March 2012

i like the family vibe, my son is still but he enjoys being in the outdoors and the animals just fascinate him

Thank CowieJHB
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Nice atmosphere and setting but some of the cages are really too small and they should look at European zoo's and see how they are changing.

Thank michele e
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Large variety of animals with beautifull enclosurers.

Thank ToyMeyer
Reviewed 18 March 2012

A fantastic family day out. Despite the zoo critics, we think that the zoo is a paradise in the middle of Jo'burg. We love to get here early and breakfast at Fino. The kids live the zoo. It is a great walk. There are ample...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 17 March 2012

lovely setting, animals well looked after, pleasant day out

Thank MOdjaji
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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 Elna L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gustavo the answer is no. Even if they in cages it's still wild animals.
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.