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Zoo Lake Park

124 Reviews

Zoo Lake Park

124 Reviews
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Theodore Stones wrote a review Jan 20
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Great suburban place, very calm and tranquil. My family and I really enjoy going by the lake. We love having picnics.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Andrew B wrote a review Apr 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom9,982 contributions449 helpful votes
I called here courtesy of the Red bus tour - it is the first stop and about 10 mins from Rosebank Mall start. A pleasant park situated in a nice area, not that far from central Johannesburg. As a European by myself instinct told me I would safe here ( late morning) as I saw a lady with young child and several joggers and cyclists going round the man made lake. Unfortunately the park is past its best but the authorities are doing a decent job in trying to keep it in good order and its appearance is not helped erosion work on a fair bit of the shoreline. There is a decent block paved path around the lake which needs some attention and generally this large park is looking tired. The park does have a lovely setting and looking into the distance is a background of trees going into the hills. There is a boathouse but no boats for hire when I was there. I did have one unsettling moment when I was approached by an opportunist but unthreatening beggar who was after R10 so it does perhaps pay to be vigilant at all times if you are by yourself. I enjoyed my visit here and my mind wandered back to how it must have been in it's halcyon days of yesteryear. Well worth a visit if you can access it fairly easily.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Leon L wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa20 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I went to celebrate My daughters birthday Her and a group of her friends all joined up together for a social get together We forgot several things so I popped into the restaurant there and they were very obliging and assisted us with the items we forgot They did not even charge us for them. Afterwards we all went for a spin on the lake and it was fun rowing around especially venturing near the bird island and seeing the wide variety of bird life there Then we had fun dodging the fountain spray in the middle of the lake The boats man were very helpful helping us in and out of the boat My co passenger was in a caliper and they rendered her the the most considerate service they could The curio shop there was also an interesting experience as well Would I go back there again Definitely YES
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Date of experience: September 2018
Laura Lunita L wrote a review Dec 2018
Hartbeespoort, South Africa57 contributions12 helpful votes
The place is beautiful, on a sunny day is perfect for a picnic, a walk or just watching birds. Some parts are a bit dirty, please don't litter.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Ken H wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions6 helpful votes
Fairly park-like spot in central Joburg, take the family for a stroll around the lake or a picnic under the trees, rent a rowboat, with some restaurant facilities as well.
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Date of experience: October 2018