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“A delightful, peaceful space in the centre of a worldclass African city”
Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The recent heavy rains had rendered the zoo a lush and beautiful garden - if rather overgrown in places - in which to wander and enjoy close-up views of animals and birds from near and far.

Not having been to the zoo for many years, I found the cages and enclosures to be vastly improved since my childhood excursions in the 1960's, and later with my own children during the 1990's.

The closure of the old open parking area came as a surprise, and we had difficulty finding the entrance to the temporary car park, while a new multi-storyed parkade is under construction. it was poorly sign-posted in Erlswold Way.

There were several kiosks, at one of which we made a small purchase, and for which the salesperson had insufficient ready cash change.This had to be sourced from another kiosk further down the road. This aspect calls for better organisation, as it would not make a good impression on overseas visitors.

Overall, as marvelous and beautiful place as ever.
Do visit the Johannesburg Zoo when next in Gauteng!

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Zoo is wonderful. Lots of great animals and very clean. You can spend a wonderful morning walking around and being entertained - one of the great zoos!

Thank 365giannad
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have been there many times and will continue going there. I knew Max the Gorilla for many years.
I find its a good walk about, we don't do the tuk tuk so we can linger longer where our interest is peaked. Its a beautiful day out, so many animals.

Thank Roja K
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The zoo is a large green space in Joburg with lots of animals. It is a great place to have a picnic and entertain kids, there are jungle gyms too. You can see lions close up. It is a large area so plan a bit of a walk and lots of time to see everything.

Thank kerrysidwellwilson
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The perfect get out venue in Johannesburg an all round entertainment area, Very popular in Johannesburg, very close to zoo lake and rosebank, lots to see and very educational, great family outdoor experience.

Thank SHAKES786
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