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“Attended the Kaya FM Christmas Carols” 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 #24 of 121 things to do in Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Attended the Kaya FM Christmas Carols”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I loved the place at night. The peacefull atmosphere you would actually forget that you inside the zoo. Its like you have entered a different world. Watching the animals during the day is good especially when you taking kids out.

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg
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“Lovely day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not as big as Pretoria but with different animals. It is a good day out. Just get there early as parking can be a problem.

Visited May 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Improving every time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

JHB has often suffered as being the 'poorer cousin' to the Pretoria Zoo, and in the past this has been deserved. Every time I visit the JHB Zoo, however, there are new improvements and attention to detail that are fast transforming this long-time attraction into a world-class facility.

The tours are quite fascinating and their night-time Zoo trips are worth the effort.

An educational, enjoyable and cost-friendly day out.

Visited July 2012
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Benoni, South Africa
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“Zoo Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Was surprised at how clean and tidy it was. Bathrooms were also neat. It was day well spent. Good clean fun for family outing. wide variarty of aminals that are well kept

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“The Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

It is a bit small but despite this was really pleasurable to see the number of animals all in good health and some very naughty (especially the monkeys and gorrillas). Lovely picnic areas and rides for the entire family.

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