5 May 2021

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) will be gifting all mothers in the city with free access into the Zoo, on Sunday 9 May to celebrate Mother’s Day. This is to honour mothers in Mzansi, who have made staying home fun; mothers who have home-schooled their children and mothers who have worked tirelessly during the uncertainty of lockdown, to keep their families safe, happy and healthy.


Although we’re not able to celebrate our annual Mother’s Day concert at the Joburg Zoo, dancing to great tunes, this Mother’s Day, 9 May 2021, we’re offering free access to the zoo to all mothers only, strictly from 09h00 to 11h00 and on a first come first serve basis which will be limited to the first 500 mothers with a maximum of 2 000 people.


With sufficient space for picnics and safe distancing, the zoo is ideal for moms and their families to celebrate Mother’s Day and view our newest moms at the Joburg Zoo, including their off-springs such as the African Buffalo; a Mandrill baboon and an Nyala.

The general public including children will pay the normal entrance fees of R110 per adult and R65 per child. This will apply to moms who arrive after 11h00.


For those last minute shoppers, you may also spoil your mom with a symbolic adoption through our ‘Adopt an Animal’ programme for as little as R300.  Moms will receive a personalized adoption certificate; information on the species of the adoption and a photograph of the adopted animal.


The Johannesburg Zoo continues to comply with all Covid regulations and it remains compulsory for all visitors to wear their masks, practice safe distancing by staying within the safety of your bubble with people you are frequently in physical contact with, and by sanitizing at all times.


Pack a picnic lunch and come along to enjoy the day and a Big5 experience on your doorstep, this Mother’s Day.