Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg

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Address: Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, 2122, South Africa

Ticket Price: 58 ZAR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg

The Johannesburg Zoo is a marvellous zoo and wildlife preserve, especially for endagered species. It’s governed by the Education Department of the zoo. The exclusive features of the zoo owe to the care and splendour featured through the housing and nursing of the animals, along with intensive veterinary facilities and the husbandry and enhancement of the animals.

The collective count of the wildlife amounts to 2000 animals, and 320 different species. The main attractions of the Johannesburg Zoo are its protected enclosures featuring the almost extinct white lions, and the extremely endangered White Oryx. The animals have been bred with considerable success rates, thus providing assistance to the formerly lone habitats of the endangered animals. A gorilla named Max used to be a major amusement of the zoo, although the growing family of the Siberian Tigers and the male tiger “Twist” are also a pride of the Johannesburg Zoo.

Johannesburg Zoo Information

  • The zoo was one of the very few heritages of South Africa which couldn’t be segregated during the reign of the Apartheid, owing to the clauses laid down in the Deed of Gift.

Johannesburg Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Adults ZAR 58; Children ZAR 36; Pensioners ZAR 36; Annual passes and group rates apply.
  • Day tour: R85 (groups of 15 to 20); R75 (groups of 21 to 34); R65 (groups of 35 plus).
  • Day tour for school group: R50.
  • Evening tour: R95 (groups of 15 to 20); R85 (groups of 21 to 34); R75 (groups of 35 plus); Senior citizen tour: R45.
  • Parking charges for Car R10 and Bus R20.

How To reach Johannesburg Zoo by Public Transport

  • Forest Town

Restaurants Near Johannesburg Zoo

  • Polo Lounge
  • The Conservatory
  • La Cucina de Ciro

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Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg Reviews

  • Great place to take family and visitors to the country

  • Went last week and really enjoyed it and as a local can get to go anytime! A really lovely day out and not expensive. Collapsed in the restaurant and had a lovely lunch. We had one or two issues with the unsupervised school children and found one lot throwing small branches at a couple of the lion. When I challenged them I couldn't find any staff or teachers anywhere. It's great to see the children there but there must be proper supervision. One group were just running riot and screaming and again no-one around. They told me they were waiting for their teacher. Really not acceptable. Also need to sort out the cleaners as they walk around with their sticks and a bag picking up the obvious stuff but miss the rubbish in the beds and under the seating. Still it's easy to criticize and everything aside it really is a lovely day out and worth it.

  • What a wonderful day I had here with my 3 children. The zoo seems to be extremely well managed and maintained. Their new Amazon animal exhibit is beautiful. The animals all seem to be well looked after and the animal enclosures seem to be very comfortable for the animals. We loved the variety of animals and fun animal interactions we had (particularly friendly monkeys!). The zoo also has numerous fun play areas and picnic spots. I would highly recommend it for a great family day.

  • I had a great experience here. The grounds are well maintained and the exhibits are updated and looked well cared for. The animals seem healthy and there was plenty to see! I spent 4 or 5 hours here. Definitely one of the larger zoos I have been too, and easily compares to zoos in the US. The one thing I noticed is there were not many shops or guest services. I for one certainly appreciated that, I get tired of being constantly bombarded by shopping and eating when I go to a zoo to learn about animals. But, for families, it may be the one downside.

  • I want to erect a tomb stone for my gran and my dad, I called Avalon Cemetry to find out how to go about it. I was advised that I need to come to Avalon Cemetry to get the bank details before I can get the permit.I asked if I cant get the details over the phone so that when I go there I just PRODUCE PROOF OF PAYMENT AND collect the permit. I was told its a procedure I need to go there to get the bank details first then deposit the money then go back to Avalon to get the permit. ARE YOU BEING REAL, we are in the 21st century and yet you still run things like we are in 1908. I spoke to Freddy at head office to ask why such a tedious procedure I was put on hold for 15 minutes and got cut off. UNBELIEVABLE THE SERVICE WE ARE GETTING OVER 20 YEARS IN DEMOCRACY BUT THE PROCEDURES ARE JUST NOT HELPING PEOPLE. IT COST MONEY TO GO BACK AND FORTH DISGUSTED.

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