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“Fantastic!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
011 646-2000
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Ranked #16 of 57 Attractions in Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

fantastic place for family and birthday parties. Kids absolutely love it!!! The most important is that animals look well look after and whole Zoo looks absolutely amazing. I love it and definitely I am going to be regular visiter. Well done Johannesburg Zoo!!!

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Such a pity seeing these animals caged up. Enclosures are ok but the elephant broke my heart. There was no gree grass left in his enclosure and he was desperately trying to reach the otherside of the ditch to where we were standing trying to get some grass with his trunk. So sad. Also the Zoo it'self has not upgraded much in the last 5 years.

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Rather go to Pretoria Zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Pretoria Zoo is much better. Johannesburg zoo is somewhat sterile, I wasn't able to find a personal connection with the idea and the setup.

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Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of the best day's out with my son!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is an excursion NOT to be missed if you're travelling to Johannesburg with a little person! We had an awesome day out, and can't wait to take him back again, when next we're up there.

Visited September 2012
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South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“polar bears in africa and lions in snow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

the changeable weather in johannesburg makes the photograph of the lions in the snow unforgettable. the poolar bear in its chilly pool is also an impressive beast. well maintained, rersearch involved - great zoo

Visited August 2012
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