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Johannesburg Zoo

1,159 Reviews

Johannesburg Zoo

1,159 Reviews
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Matvl wrote a review Dec 2020
3,909 contributions396 helpful votes
We had a great day with friends at the zoo. Even though it was a Sunday it was surprisingly quiet. We enjoyed the sunshine, large variety of exhibits and lunch outside the Chimpanzee enclosure. It all get safe, appropriately socially distanced and a perfect covid outing; especially if you want a safe way to see friends and family.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Diana M wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
Was good fun, some of the enclosures need care, that said, a wonderful day out for everyone, with many animals to see.
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Date of experience: December 2019
TravellerSA_13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
From entry to exit we had a lovely time at the zoo. The staff were helpful and friendly. The zoo itself was clean and the enclosures are more spacious than other zoos I have seen. There was a large variety of animals that my niece really enjoyed looking at. There are lovely lawns for picnics or cafes and stalls to buy food. As the zoo is so large you would need an entire day to cover all of it and we missed quite a lot in the half-day we spent there. Although the bathrooms were clean there was only hand sanitizer available and no soap and no toilet paper. There are lots of bathrooms around the zoo so maybe others would have been better. Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend for a day out.
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Date of experience: September 2020
mba_rhl_enhle wrote a review Oct 2020
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
Hated it here. There were no animals it was all just lies, and the only animals we saw were goats and zebras. The poor lion there looked boney as hell
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Date of experience: April 2020
Happy Travellers wrote a review Sep 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We miss zoo, I am the principal at ECD in Johannesburg and I mist say my kids misses zoo so much I just wish things will be OK for us to visit zoo again.
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Date of experience: November 2019