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“Fun day out”
Review of Zoo Lake

Zoo Lake
Ranked #43 of 182 things to do in Johannesburg
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Whether you want to go for a picnic or just walk around. The Zoo lake is a great choice for a sunny afternoon.

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Zoo Lake is one of Joburg's favourite spots and it is because it does the basics so well. It is a large park that is clean, easy to access and green. It boasts a small lake with ducks, geese and other birds - feel free to bring loaves of bread and feed the guys. You can also go on little boats and oar around. It has a great swings and jungle gym section for the little ones. The grounds are well kept and green for almost the whole year and there are lots of trees for shade. In short it is a great picnic spot, and this city is short of these.

On the down side there could be more braai areas and visible security should be provided.

Depending on which day you choose the size of the crowds vary (Mondays least, building towards the busy Sundays) but you are always guaranteed a cosmopolitan Joburg crowd out there to have a relaxed outing.

3  Thank Odi_Mekwa
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Situated on Jan Smuts Str Parktown
A wonderful family get together with a beautiful surrounding. Had lunch at Moyo Restuarant upper deck overlooking the lake. Relaxing and tranquil during weekdays but busy over weekends.

1  Thank Firhana
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited Zoo lake on the last day of our 3 week tour of North east South Africa. There was nothing special about Zoo lake. If this was in England, if would have hardly any visitors as there is not much natural beauty. Overall, I wouldn't recommend coming here.

2  Thank Ashley W
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Me and my partner took a trip out to the lake early morning on a Friday ,less people and can enjoy the tranquality of the place ,otherwise as previous comments to overcrowded on a Sat /Sun parking well that another problem,One of my gripes was the smell of urin in certain parts of the park espcially close to where there are enclosed pipes ,! If you feel like a relaxing boat ride this is something they offer to .Spring the grass is not so green would recommend going more in summer to see the pretty flowers and full green grass .

1  Thank Moonoveraquarius
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