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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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Very good place for a childs birthday

We visited the Zoo for my daughters birthday on the 26th of December, the Zoo was very accommodating and we rented a golf carts, to take everyone around. the kids loved it!!! To... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2011
Hermanus, South Africa
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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

We visited the Zoo for my daughters birthday on the 26th of December, the Zoo was very accommodating and we rented a golf carts, to take everyone around. the kids loved it!!! To top up they had some rides for the kids in the middle of the park. All the animals are well taken care of and we saw both... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

The zoo is really outstanding given some of the reports of mismanagement by government departments. The animals are well kept and the containment areas spacious. The grounds are also well maintained. I would really recommend that this venue be visited.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

We visited on Dec 20 2010 and our 4 year old choked in the line at the entrance on a boiled sweet, fortunately he managed to puke it out (whew, that definitely could have been a spoiler) and we went on to have an unforgettable time. Ok, there was a long line to get in because the weather had just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2010

Unavailable of animals, Poor view of Makokou the gorrila

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2010

A good zoo with a wide selection of mainly indigenous animals, which looked healthy and seemed to be treated well. The site is large for a 'city' zoo with the animals given a decent amount of space. Seemed quite limited in terms of reptiles (other than the crocs and a very small number of snakes) and excelled best with the... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2006

My first view of the "big 5" here in South Africa. It's a decent zoo, but this is lots of construction going on right now. Should be more exciting when it's finished. Hike along the paths to see the lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, monkes... and polar bears??? I thought it was wierd seeing polar bears in an African zoo. This... More 

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