We are turning 120 years old! Yes, we have been around for donkey years, and we cannot wait to have a whale of a time with you. From the tiniest ants to the mightiest roars of our incredible animals, Joburg Zoo has been a hub of excitement and adventure for generations.

For over a century, Joburg Zoo has been dedicated to world-class conservation, education, and creating unforgettable moments for visitors. We invite you, the vibrant citizenry, to be a part of this historic celebration as we mark 120 years of wild memories.

In the spirit of celebration, Joburg Zoo is dropping its entrance prices to an unbelievable R20 for everyone from 1 to 29 March. But that's not all! We're extending the celebration to everyone born in March with free entry from 1 to 29 March 2024.

Join the celebration! From special animal encounters to interactive educational sessions, there's something for everyone. Bring your family and friends to share in the joy and excitement.

Zoo Trot - 10 March 2024

Activities: Zoo 120 medals, birthday cake, jumping castles, and happy snappy photographs
Entrance: R20 per person

Senior Citizens Picnic - 14 March 2024

Join us for a jam packed day of live music, zoo tours, fitness exercises and more.
Pack a picnic chair, blanket and hats and have fun with us!
Entrance fee: R20

Zoo Birthday - 21 March 2024

Come celebrate our 120th birthday with us!
Entrance fee: R20
Live music, kiddies area, animal encounters
Time: 10:00am – 16:00pm

Animal Talks: 
Will take place from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the following enclosures:

  • Chimps
  • Colobus
  • Sasol Aviary
  • Wattled Crane
  • Ground Hornbill
  • Owl
  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Wild Dog
  • Elephants
  • White Rhino
  • Giraffe
  • Reptile House

Zoo Snooze

Earth hour Snooze
The sleepover is open to smaller groups and individuals.

Date: 23 March 2024
Price: R120
Time: Saturday 17:00pm – Sunday 08:00

Booking is essential:
Contact: Lebo Mokgawa
Tel: 011 646 2000
E-mail: lebo.moalusi@jhbcityparks.com

Other Zoo Snooze Dates:

20th April
31st August
28th September
19th October
16th November

Time: Saturday 14:30 – Sunday 08:00
: R243.00 per person
Group Size: 25 – 30 people.

Booking is essential