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“Paradise in the city”
Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great outdoor experience not far from home. Scenic view, lots to see and easily accessible. It is a wonderful place to escape the busy city life and the animals are a pleasure to see. Excellent place to take photographs, take a run or just walk around.

Thank Elize B
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We used to go regularly with extended family members and hope to do so again while we're back in the area. So much to do and see, and so many extras to get involved with. A credit to the country.

Thank Dawn_CM-ZA
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Felt the Zoo was a big grubby the say we visited, and to be fair i am really just not a zoo person - some pretty small enclosures and miserable looking animals.

Thank Bruce T
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Beautiful lawned grounds between the various Animal enclosures.
More modern than Pretoria Zoo.
Takeaway food stalls.
The big cat enclosures very real up close and scary because NO BARS only DEEP MOATS but actually 100 % safe and really makes you feel you are in the cats habitat .
The Gorillas a highlight. (Gorilla Max actually arrested a Theif who took refuge in the Gorilla enclosure some years ago !!)
Scheme for children to donate toward upkeep of animals of their choice.
A MUST SEE.

Thank William H
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Joburg Zoo has most of the animals one would expect from a Zoo. However, the fact that all animals are closed away behind big fences is not very attractive at all. If you know how a modern european Zoo for example looks like - usage of natural barriers like water etc instead of fences - this zoo appears rather a bit sad.
The Gorilla was so lonley living very alone...

Thank Milkyway85
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