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Johannesburg Sights

Johannesburg Zoo

  • Jan Smuts Ave. Map It
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  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 11/11/2014

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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 lion and highly endangered red panda. The Temple of the Ancients is a relatively new attraction that houses freshwater fish, snakes, as well as other reptiles, ambhibians, spiders, and fruit bats. Perhaps the best way to see the zoo is

to take the ferry to various parts for R5 per person. Afterwards, stroll past Zoo Lake in the large, peaceful park across the road.

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

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Sight Details:

  • R65
  • Daily 8:30–5:30

Updated 11/11/2014


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