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Review of Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This Zoo has plenty of variety, and many of the enclosures give views of unusual animals- both African indigenous and "exotic". The description plaques are quite informative, catering for many levels of age / own experience and knowledge base. As it is situated a bit "away" from down-town Jo'burg (in a suburb called Forest-town or Saxonwold, near Zoo Lake, approx. 5 clicks north of down-town JHB)), the press from locals trying to sell their wares, or to beg, is a little less than some other places, BUT this is "Africa", so you cannot hope to totally escape this issue, "anywhere". From time to time, local school children are bussed in on an education excursion, in which case you can expect some additional levels of noise and rowdy-ness as you amble (and they tend to rush) around the facility- but probably not much worse than in any other lesser-developed regions. Probably better to plan a trip in the mornings, particularly in the summer months, to avoid afternoon thundershowers curtailing the excursion. A contra to this issue is that certain of the carnivors have set feeding times (some perhaps a bit later in the day??), which are a great sight to watch!!... check the web-site for details 9as they always say).

Thank pohcrofter
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love the Zoo, the best central area for a walk in the country. Lots of trees, healthy animals, fresh air and peaceful surroundings. We visit as often as possible and they even have early morning walking routes that are organized for keep fit fanatics. If you are not feeling energetic, they have transport that ferries you round the entire zoo. No excuses not to see everything. A must for all.
Night visits are also available but we have not experienced any as yet... That will be our next venture.

Thank Janice D
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I love to visit Johannesburg Zoo and every time I have spare moment I am there simply love it. Like to see all the different animals and be with them for a moment of my life!

Thank Zlatev
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The only gripe that I have with this spot is that the vendors trying to sell you and your children garbage is irritating.

It's also a fairly busy place, so if you go here with your kids... keep an eye on them.

Otherwise, it's a fairly nice spot to picnic and relax, which is often important if you live in JHB

Thank TravellerCza
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not a big fan of zoos but I found this zoo very nice. Hardly anybody there in early May of 2013. The large bird enclosure was very nice.From the highest point there is a nice view of the city. A very pleasant way to spend a half day.

Thank Roelof E
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