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Johannesburg Sights

Johannesburg Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Fodor's Review

Smaller than its Pretoria counterpart but no less impressive, the city's zoo makes for a pleasant day trip, and with plenty of lawns and shade, it's a good place to picnic. The large variety of species (more than 250) includes rare white lions and highly endangered red pandas. The polar bear enclosure has a viewing tunnel where you can see the bears cavorting underwater (the zoo has the only polar bears in Africa). Perhaps the best way to see the zoo is to rent a golf

buggy for about R120 per hour, as it's so large that walking around it can be very tiring. (Get there early on a weekend to reserve a buggy.) Afterward, stroll past Zoo Lake in the large, peaceful park across the road.

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Sight Information

Address:

Opposite Zoo Lake, Jan Smuts Ave., Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

Phone:

011-646–2000

Sight Details:

  • R41
  • Daily 8:30–5:30

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