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Johannesburg Zoo

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Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 11 646 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent environment for all ages... The cool walk in the park against the excitement of seeing kids enjoying the variety of animals is remarkable. The new undercover parking is excellent and at least no parking on streets. Variety of animals, found the interaction with Tigers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FarzanaKhanSA
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's been a few years since we visited, we were thoroughly surprised, in a positive way. The new parking lot ensured that the car was fresh and cool after a long days walk. The staff were well informed, polite, everyone who we happened to pass,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoniqueCarroll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our granddaughter here for her second birthday. The whole place is rather neglected and just so ordinary. I really expected it to be more than what we experienced. There are only a few animals of note n there just seems to be a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vin125
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The jhb zoo is always inviting for a family day out. It has much to offer for young and old. The animals are well taken care off. The staff are always around and ready to accommodate you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rwania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time i went there was in 2008 and it was a beuatifull place, but last year i went there with my kids and wasnt so exciting like in 2008, low people and the animals family was reduced. I suggest the government to keep investing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank xanxanchu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the JHB Zoo on Sunday the 2nd of Dec 2018. My first time there as I do not realy do the zoo thing. My son however wanted to go. It is unfair for me to comment on any zoo as I do not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZeldaMeyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept, a real hidden Gem. A tranquil family setting to get away from the Rat race, and hectic JHB day to day rush.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank einesweetie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After taking my family on this weekend outing, i soon realized that it was the perfect break for my busy work schedule, a great feeling like being in a real jungle, from reptiles, animals and game, it was all a stress-reliever...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mandla M
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We really appreciated the visit..so many animals in this huge zoo. We missed our family pic taken earlier but we left with good memories.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElizabethAnnabelle
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Had a great day at this zoo. Animal enclosures were animal friendly and we could get close to rhinos and giraffes which was a pleasure. It's a good place to take a picnic as it is laid out with plenty of benches. The hop off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charles M
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Totalpost | Reviewed this property |
Answered by previous comments and apologies but I have been travelling so not on-line for a short while. regards
Ruth M
January 3, 2018|
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Response from BrettH_lucky | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruth Just called to find out for you - there do NOT have the golf cart tours available anymore but do have wheelchairs for hire (R100 per day). Hope this helps.
Gustavo U
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Maruchia | Reviewed this property |
No, not possible. To interact with baby lions you should go to Lion Park.
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South Africa 11-15 days. Safari-kenya-Johannesburg ,capetown (5 Replies)
Hi, I am planning to visit South Africa during June. It's hard to plan for the trip since it's a big continent. First of all, Kenya Airline, have anybody happens to have experience with this airline? Secondly, we can't decide between Kruger National park and Masa Maira (Kenya). But we think we will enjoy the Masa Maira more after reading about it. If there's any other place please recommend me. Since I am going in June, and it's our first time doing a safari, we only planned to do it...More
April 20, 2018|
Response fromEve R|
Hi, You have a very good program.From what i know every country has its own beauty.In Kenya,you are right about the Masai Mara,it was declared the best national reserve in Africa.You will especially enjoy the wildebeest migration. Since you have 11- 15 days,you can split in two and enjoy the wildlife in both countries.You can do 1 week in Kenya and spend the other week in South Africa. Kenya Airways is a good choice.You can travel to South Africa with them. I recommend when you...More
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Planning Johannesburg in end Sep/early Oct (2 Replies)
Hi, Was discussing on going to Johannesburg in end Sept/early Oct 2018 with my husband and 5YO toddler. Would my son be able to participate in most safari day-trip? We haven't booked our flight tickets yet. Apart from Johannesburg zoo, anywhere else I can go with my 5YO. We are thinking of going 12days. And also, How much cash/debit card amount is sufficient to bring/in account during the 12 day trip. It would be spring during that period right?
November 12, 2017|
Response fromGavin S|
Gold Reef City, Science museum (Sci Bono),Maropeng. Self drive for game drives in KNP would be the best option for game reserve visits.