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Address: Upper Park Road near Jan Smuts, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
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Johannesburg Zoo Half-Day Guided Tour
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Spacious and interesting

The Zoo is wonderful. Lots of great animals and very clean. You can spend a wonderful morning walking around and being entertained - one of the great zoos!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
365giannad
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Zoo is wonderful. Lots of great animals and very clean. You can spend a wonderful morning walking around and being entertained - one of the great zoos!

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Thank 365giannad
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been there many times and will continue going there. I knew Max the Gorilla for many years. I find its a good walk about, we don't do the tuk tuk so we can linger longer where our interest is peaked. Its a beautiful day out, so many animals.

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Thank Roja K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is a large green space in Joburg with lots of animals. It is a great place to have a picnic and entertain kids, there are jungle gyms too. You can see lions close up. It is a large area so plan a bit of a walk and lots of time to see everything.

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Thank kerrysidwellwilson
Johannesburg
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The perfect get out venue in Johannesburg an all round entertainment area, Very popular in Johannesburg, very close to zoo lake and rosebank, lots to see and very educational, great family outdoor experience.

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Amman, Jordan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, it was not worth the visit. Not very interesting. We went in the afternoon and all refreshment or ice cream shops and cafe's were closed! The way around the zoo is not very organised, you end up asking visitors. Some of the animal were just tired and seemed very old. Maybe basing my review upon a safari trip, however... More 

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Thank Saad T
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent park-like grounds and a great place for a family stroll - The animals are a bonus. Fantastic new lion facility, great variety of interesting beasts - And a night tour for those interested in the nocturnal side. Building new parking facilities now which will ease the weekend congestion.

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Thank Ken H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always have our grandchildren for weekends, whenever they vivit us, we take them to various places of interest in Johannesburg. The Zoo is always a treat. We enjoy watching the animals. This is entertaining, educational and fun

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Thank 175joany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit with family - is a great place and huge - great outing for kids and families and there is loads of historical buildings around - BUT you must ask around to find info - big place recommended - must visit while in Joburg

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Thank Anthony M
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I didn't quite enjoy it as much as the PTA Zoo. It needs some TLC and a map given at the entrance to guests aswell as golf cart hires.

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Thank Mishka N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a big space requiring long walks. It's not always clean. Not well stocked. Lots of empty spaces and cages. Animals don't all seem humainly cared for. Bit confusing to walk around.

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