Joburg Zoo Closer than you think

Joburg Zoo is a fun place to be all year round. This festive season, you can visit the Zoo for some interesting outdoors activities

Joburg Zoo is an important tourist attraction in the city of Joburg which attracts local and international visitors.

Because of its convenient location, you can visit the Joburg Zoo and experience the wild right in the heart of the city. You don’t have to drive far to see wild animals, Joburg Zoo is right on your doorstep and boasts a collection of over 2700 animals and 320 species in its care – ranging from the Majestic Big 5, the colorful and exotic Animals of the Amazon, reptiles, birds and a fresh water aquarium.

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

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

Festival of light – 26th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022

Joburg Theatre, in association with the City of Johannesburg’s entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power, are excited to present the annual Joburg Festival of Lights featuring an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters and classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for visitors to the Joburg Zoo.

Open from 7pm – 10pm daily except Mondays.

Tickets are available at  

Golf carts now available @Joburg Zoo

The Joburg Zoo is excited to be bringing the golf carts on board. This service will give visitors an opportunity to better explore the Joburg Zoo. This addition will also allow easier navigation on the 54-hectare facility that offers an array of activities.

Prices start from R150 per hour. Golf carts will be available from 9 December 2021.  

Animal Adoptions

Looking for gift ideas?  

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

There are different kinds of adoption packages and what they contain depends on the adoption fee. Adoption packs include tickets to the Zoo, an adoption certificate and information about your animal. To participate, simply pick your animal, fill out the adoption application form below and send the completed form with payment to:

Packages start from R300.

The Joburg Zoo is internationally accredited and maintains a high standard of animal welfare and ethical conduct to safeguard the well-being of all its animals in its care. Please adhere to all Covid-19 protocols put in place.

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