Joburg Zoo Closer than you think

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Joburg Zoo is an important tourist attraction in Joburg, which attracts both local and international visitors.

Due to its convenient location, you can visit the Joburg Zoo and experience the wildlife in the heart of the city. You don’t have to drive far to see the wild animals, Joburg Zoo is right on your doorstep and has a collection of more than 2,700 animals and 320 species under their care – ranging from the Majestic Big 5, the colorful and exotic animals of the Amazon to reptiles, birds and a freshwater aquarium.

The Joburg Zoo also offers peaceful gardens and lawns where families can picnic, playground equipment, a restaurant, and food vendors. You need to bring old and young in your family and spend an exciting day in the great outdoors – in the middle of urban Joburg.

The zoo has fun-filled activities for families during the festive season such as:

Al Noor Festival – 26y November 2021 to 2second abbreviation January 2022

Joburg Theatre, in association with the entities of the City of Johannesburg; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to present the annual Joburg Festival of Lights featuring an enchanting array of life-size illuminated animal figures and a harmonious classic entertainment market, food and night crafts for visitors to the Joburg Zoo.

Open from 7 PM to 10 PM daily except Mondays.

Tickets are available at

Golf carts are now available at Joburg Zoo

The Joburg Zoo is excited to bring golf carts on board. This service will give visitors a chance to better explore the Joburg Zoo. This addition will also allow easy navigation of the 54-hectare facility that offers a range of activities.

Prices start from R150 per hour. golf carts will be Available from December 9, 2021.

animal adoption

Are you looking for gift ideas?

Share your love for animals by adopting your favorite animal at Joburg Zoo either for yourself, another animal lover, friend or relative. It’s rewarding and fun at the same time! Upon adoption, your gift provides animal care and feeding and supports the Joburg Zoo’s ongoing commitment to global wildlife conservation. Your generous donation helps make Johannesburg Zoo the best possible place for animals to live, and for you to visit.

There are different types of adoption packages and what they contain depends on the adoption fee. Adoption packages include tickets to the zoo, an adoption certificate, and information about your animal. To participate, simply select your animal, fill out the adoption application form below and send the completed form with payment to: [email protected].

Packages start from R300.

The Joburg Zoo is internationally accredited and maintains a high standard of animal welfare and ethical behavior to protect the welfare of all the animals in its care. Please adhere to all applicable Covid-19 protocols.

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