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Johannesburg Zoo

#14 of 177 things to do in Johannesburg Features Animals
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 5 March 2012

The animals in this Zoo have a good life. Unlike other Zoo's in Hartebeespoort and Pretoria the Johannesburg Zoo has large spacious enclosures and very few cages. The animals are well looked after and there is a ton of entertainment (on weekends) and lovely lawns...More

Thank Swissfly
Reviewed 3 March 2012

My four year old was struggling to believe we were in Africa as he had not seen animals. We popped in as I have vivid memories as a child of coming here. It was very nice with some updates from last I was there, the...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Trouble with zoo's in SA is that you can easily see the animals in the wild. It makes the cages etc seem rather cruel. Also I was very surprised to see a Polar Bear. Poor thing must have been melting in the heat - I...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 29 February 2012

everyting i realy injoyed my out there for the day i will still take my kids and grandchild it will be good all the animals was stunning, i was relaxed and loved the walk and view . the play aerea infront of the zoo was...More

Thank pennie12
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I love that the animals are in excellent condition and their sleeping/living spaces are clean and well kept.

Thank Lucrecia1511
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Many many animals to see and alot of ground to cover. the Joberg zoo is nice and provides one with a plethora of animals to see. Enjoy!!

Thank briebw
Reviewed 27 February 2012

A great day out with family/friends. The zoo is very well laid out, so easy to navigate to where you want to go/what animals you want to see.

Thank Marli1986
Reviewed 25 February 2012

zoos never really please me, as seeing the animals in their cages makes me feel, I dunno, a little sad. This zoo is set in a fine, green park like place...and is nice to hang out in. Strangely, folk come here to picnic/jog etc, as...More

1  Thank More-Elbow-Room
Reviewed 21 February 2012

It was clean and well marked (the roads and animal enclosures). My kids love going

Thank Laura376
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The kids love it and if you go it is nice to take a little cart to drive around the zoo. BUT, the animals conditions are dismal and I found it sad.

Thank 2btravelb
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Gustavo U
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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
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Response from Navigaytion | Reviewed this property |
I highly doubt it and hope not :)
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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.