Johannesburg Zoo

contact Letta Madlala
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venue Saxonwold
time The Zoo is open every day from 8:30 – 17:30, with last entry at 16:00.
SMS Z00 33003 for Zoo information
cost Entrance fee: Children (3 -12 years) R34-00
Entrance Fee: Pensioners R34-00
Entrance Fee: Adults R58-00
Entrance Fee: Students (Student card required) R24-00

School Groups (Monday - Wednesday) Includes Teachers *R24-00
School Groups (Thursday - Friday) Includes Teachers *R28-00
Welfare Groups (weekdays) *R23-00
Welfare Groups (weekends) *R30-00
age All ages

See upcoming events below for dates and details

The Zoo is 54 hectares in size, with 2070 animals, 380 species. The most popular animals are the lions, tigers, naughty apes, slithering snakes and majestic elephants.

Day trip, kids party venue, school tours and more

* Day and night tours
* Birthday party packages
* School tours, talks and animal demonstrations* Discovery Centre displaying the animal
body-covering theme with more than 30 animal skins to touch – available every morning of the week at no additional charge.
* Venues to hire: Old Elephant house, Anglo Gold Lion enclosure, Ape House Deck and open lawn
* Zoo Buggies to rent on weekdays and weekends (On weekends Zoo drivers are compulsory)
* Zoo Ferry transport system on weekends and public holidays
* The Zoo is accessible for physically disabled groups
* Café Fino restaurant for light meals and delicious coffee

Zoo trots: experience animals waking up

A Walk/Run event promoting a healthy lifestyle within the Zoo’s environment
Time: 7-10am; every 2nd Sunday. (OPEN ON ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS)
Cost: R30

Day Tours

The Joburg Zoo offers three types of day tours:

Ferry Tour - this is a 90 minute tour on a ferry which stops at 5 main animal complexes. The tour guide treats three of the many animals with a snack. This tour is a hit with birthday parties! Bring your picnic baskets for lunch on one of our many beautifully manicured lawns.

Senior Citizen Tour - this tour for our senior citizens includes a ferry tour, tea & biscuits and an animal interaction. The tour is weekdays from 9:30am - 2pm. Cost is R55 per person.

Behind the Scenes tour - Go where only the staff get to go! This walking tour includes 2 animal night rooms, the kitchen and hospital. You get to see how the zoo runs while getting close to some of our wild animals!

Night Tour

Visit the zoo at night and explore the zoo's active nightlife.
The Joburg Zoo offers 3 types of night tours:
Sunset tour (4pm - 6:30pm)
Moonlight tour (5:15pm - 8pm)
Night tour (6:15pm - 9pm)

Zoo Snooze

Come rough-it on an overnight campout at Johannesburg Zoo. We will treat you to a Behind - the Scenes tour and Night Tour end off with a bonfire.Times: Friday 5pm - Saturday 11am or Saturday 2:30pm - Sunday 8am.

See the Big 5 at the Joburg Zoo

The phrase "Big 5" conjures visions of steamy jungles, rolling savannahs and big-game hunters stalking Africa's most feared animals; fittingly so as it was the game hunters who coined the phrase to describe the creatures - lion, leopard, rhino, African elephant and African buffalo - they found most dangerous to hunt.

Now, the Johannesburg Zoo invites visitors to see these creatures close to home.

Visit Johannesburg website for more information.
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