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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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Amazing to see the wild life so close

I went to The Lion Park. It takes about one hour by car to get there from Sandton. Once you get there you can choose if you only want to go to the safari, where you can see lions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Guarulhos, SP
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Guarulhos, SP
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to The Lion Park. It takes about one hour by car to get there from Sandton. Once you get there you can choose if you only want to go to the safari, where you can see lions, zebras, giraffes, wild dogs, etc or if you also want to interact with baby lions, which is an unforgettable experience by... More 

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Thank Maruchia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Apart from all the usual attractions at the zoo, one can arrange for a private play area to have your birthday party. They cater and provide seating for kids as well as a private tour of the zoo. I think it worked well and the kids loved it. Reserved parking off Jan Smuts is included it seems.

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Thank Wikus E
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is nice and spacious. They try to keep up the maintenance. Does need bit of Tlc. Otherwise not bad.

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Thank Hardly089
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your bored in Johannesburg and looking for something to do but your also broke, then this will make your day. Nothing spectacular but a nice wee family day out

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Thank ish986
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a complementary update from me of the Johannesburg Zoo from my last review dating back a year earlier. I visited the zoo this time mainly to provide a timeline update of the look and feel and also to provide some new animal photos taken on the shoot... The zoo staff must be commended in many areas that they... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can appreciate the wide variety of animals and enclosure space to an extent, however, the zoo requires more information about the animals on the sign post situated at the enclosure and some enclosures doesn't have any. I would also like to highlight that they praise themselves on maintaining a high standard of animal welfare, but when ones looks deeper... More 

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Thank nathan102
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here scoping this out for when I bring my family here one day in the future. A really good exhibition of African animals. It's also a nice, spacious and family friendly venue for picnics or birthday parties. However, if your kids are of the right age and you have the time I would rather recommend heading out to... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Mahe Island, Seychelles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Interesting Park.. School kids can benefits a lot of it specially for their school projects. Very helpful staff and lovely gardens

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best in terms of animals but it was a nice place to spend time walking in when we didn't know the city or know what parks would be good. Enjoyable couple of hours.

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Thank Kate G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and family were on the lookout to do something different - not the usual dinner, movies or games and wanted to make it a family friendlt activity. With a little research we discovered The Joburg Zoo did night tours! Sunset tour (4pm - 6:30pm)Moonlight tour (5:15pm - 8pm)Night tour (6:15pm - 9pm) We were a group of almost... More 

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