About Johannesburg Zoo

With modern theme and infrastructure, the zoo still reflects the natural habitats of the animals to the best of their ability. You can learn about the history of the animal, as well as interesting facts about each animal in an enclosure.  Enjoy seeing the beautiful creatures in the wild. The staff don't force the animals to come out forcefully. They really care for their animals. Get a chance to feed Crocodiles and other animals too. Pack some snacks in a basket and relax in the lush green gardens or wander up the hill. You can benefit from a day-walk trough the Zoo, but also a night -walk if you choose so. It has plenty of space for picnics as well as a lovely restaurant. Zoo also regularly hosts events for families and animal lovers. A play area for children is also there. Well maintained paths and lawns, plenty of benches shady spots. A great place to chill and enjoy with your family and friends. The underwater tunnel although short is fantastic. Enjoy the delicious food too in fine dining restaurants.

Must See

  • White lions, African Elephants

  • Animals of the Amazon building where you can find animals endemic to South America like anacondas, alligator fish etc.

  • Aquarium tunnel

  • Crocodile

  • Birds, reptiles, amphibians, monkeys, Camel

How to reach

Get on Francois Oberholzer Fwy/M2 from Roper St and Eloff St/M9 3 min (1.0 km) Take De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 to Oxford Rd/M9 in Parktown. Take exit 15 from De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 5 min (5.5 km) Drive to Birnam Rd

Bus:R 200

Taxi: One-Way from: R 95 - R 120


  • Keep the zoo clean. Don't throw your garbage all over the place. If you decide to eat in one of the special places there, remember to clean after you.

  • Take pictures. Make this trip a great memory to look out in time.

  • No balls, Balloons Bicycles, roller blades, scooters and skateboards are allowed.

  • Do not feed the animals.

  • Carry a water bottle along with you to beat the summer.

  • Don't use vuvuzelas, radios, whistles, or any other kind of loud noise.

  • Do not throw stones or tease the animals at any kind.

  • Respect the animals like you would like to be respected.

Visit Time

Sunday : 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday : 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait in queue for tickets


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Entrance Fee

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Time you can spend

3 hours


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