We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“ok”
Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
Book In Advance
More Info
$48.51*
and up
Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“ok”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Such a pity seeing these animals caged up. Enclosures are ok but the elephant broke my heart. There was no gree grass left in his enclosure and he was desperately trying to reach the otherside of the ditch to where we were standing trying to get some grass with his trunk. So sad. Also the Zoo it'self has not upgraded much in the last 5 years.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank Big5Accommodation
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

915 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    237
    410
    181
    60
    27
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rather go to Pretoria Zoo”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Pretoria Zoo is much better. Johannesburg zoo is somewhat sterile, I wasn't able to find a personal connection with the idea and the setup.

Helpful?
1 Thank Vladas_C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“One of the best day's out with my son!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is an excursion NOT to be missed if you're travelling to Johannesburg with a little person! We had an awesome day out, and can't wait to take him back again, when next we're up there.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Kathy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Africa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“polar bears in africa and lions in snow”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

the changeable weather in johannesburg makes the photograph of the lions in the snow unforgettable. the poolar bear in its chilly pool is also an impressive beast. well maintained, rersearch involved - great zoo

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank GilesSouthAfrica
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Animals appear to be well cared for and grounds well maintained and planted. They are actively involved in various conservation and preservation projects so animal welfare is high priority (often something some zoos have lower down on their list of priorities). Lots of walking so will work up an appetite for the cafe which offers an excellent selection of sandwiches and wraps etc. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Hoadies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Johannesburg Zoo also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Johannesburg Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing