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“Zoo fun for kids and adults”
Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
Reviewed October 30, 2012

A firm favourite for anyone with kids, great opportunity to learn about animals. Maintenance of some sections not great, but overall a great day outing. Allow a full day to take in all the sights and enjoy yourself without rushing. Lots to see and do, fun for the whole family.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The grounds are lovely and it is a well maintained zoo with interestingly designed enclosures. There isn't a great restaurant but it's nice to have a picnic.

Thank Glen K
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Everyone deserves a trip to the zoo once a year and i'll keep going till I can't any more
Bring the kids, nieces and nephews!

Thank Allangreg
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is the biggest zoo I've ever been to; I loved how easy "access" the enclosures were; it was easy to see the animals, and take great photos, while they still had plenty of space to themselves. I must've spent an hour here, and still missed a lot!

Johannesburg zoo is the best zoo experience I've ever had. They even have Scimitar Oryx, which are extinct in the wild!

Thank Kairos27
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Johannesburg Zoo seems to have a good reputation when it comes to looking after the welfare of the animals they have, proof is the wide enclosures for the bigger animals to roam around (of course one can't compare this size to the animals' natural habitat), plus the animals in the zoo look healthy.

Compared to other zoos in most cities, the Joburg zoo is spacious at 81 hectares. The zoo has lions, elephants, giraffe, zebra, monkeys among others which seem to enjoy their environment compared to their friends who have been transported and stuck in a 15ha zoo in a European city. I couldn't say the same for the polar bear or the seals though. It's a well looked after area for families to spend the day and I prefer this over going to a mall. It's a convenient place to go since it's very close to where we used to live.

I also like to fact that kids are forced to walk (if parents are not bullied into getting one of those fancy schmancy push carts displayed next to the rides!) thus expending their energy that would hopefully lead to a good night sleep. The Joburg zoo is clean in general, I haven't used their w/c facilities so I couldn't give a fair comment to this. Overall, a good place to bring the kids along for a day out.

Thank krishnna
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