9 May 2023

It might be a little chilly outside these days and winter at our doorsteps but the weather won’t get in the way of honoring the mothers of Mzanzi this Mother’s Day!

We’re celebrating the Matriarchs at the Johannesburg Zoo with a mini-concert, live music, DJs on the decks, ample space for picnics and a kiddies area.

Moms, grandmoms, family and friends can look forward to the golden voice of Amanda Faku, better known to her fans as Ami Faku. Faku, the singer and songwriter we’ve come to love, rose to fame as a contestant on The Voice SA season 2 in 2017 which was her breakthrough in the music industry. Some of her most loved tracks include “Fatela”, “Abalele,” “Ubuhle bakho” but to name a few.

Jo Black is a renowned Afrikaans musician and storyteller. Born Jo Engelbrecht, the Afrikaans singer uses his music to bring about inspiration. His classic rock vibes and infectious voice have garnered him an impressive following in South Africa with famous tracks like “Voel jy die genade”, “Bitter,” “Bring die hoop weer terug” and more.

But that’s not all, we have free tickets up for grabs, so if you’re feeling lucky, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Follow @TheJohannesburg Zoo and @JoburgParksZoo
  2. Tag two friends and share the post to your stories. Use the #ZooMothersDay
  3. Winners will be announced on 11 May 2023 at 17h00 on all JCPZ’s social media platforms.
  4. Tickets are not cash transferable.
  5. Tickets are valid until 31 December 2023.
  6. Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning.
  7. Terms and Conditions apply.

Concert tickets are available immediately and we encourage visitors to go to the zoo before Sunday to avoid long queues or buy your tickets at the entrance on Sunday. Entrance fees are the normal zoo prices of R115 for adults, R68 for pensioners and children over 12 years, children under 12 get to enter for free. Safe parking will be available at the zoo’s main parkade at Upper Park at R16 a vehicle.

Date: Sunday, 14 May 2023
Time: 10h00 – 15h00 (Gates open at 08:00)
Venue: Johannesburg Zoo, Bandstand, Jan Smuts Ave. & Upper Park Drive, Parkview

Visitors are encouraged to dress warm and comfortably, pack a picnic basket ready for sing alongs and dancing. Regrettably, it is prohibited to bring alcoholic beverages, cans, balls, balloons, and any items that may harm the animals in the zoo. We’re ensuring that the well-being of our animals is not adversely affected through the use of Acoustic Consultant and zoo curators who will monitor the animals for the duration of the event.

The Mother’s Day concert at the Joburg Zoo is an annual event and remains a highlight for Joburg residents for over 29 years. It’s all about mothers this Sunday as we salute and honour the roles played by mothers of this city and country.