Operating Times & General Information
The Zoo is open 364 days of the year!
Open Monday to Sunday, public holidays including Christmas and New Years.
Business Hours are 09:00 am to 5:30pm, last entry 4:00pm
On special occasions, opening and closing times of the Zoo will vary from the above.
Complimentary tickets cannot be used during special events.
No domestic animals are allowed in the Zoo.
The Johannesburg Zoo is located at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive in Parkview, Johannesburg. The main public entrance is on Upper Park Drive. For a deltailed map, click here
Map of the Zoo
For a map of the zoo, click here
Food ServicesThe zoo's restaurant provide affordable scrumptious meals to suit any occasion and palette, from mouth watering sandwich, pizza to salads. There are also several kiosks, ice cream and other vendors situated in various sites around the zoo.
Click here for coffee menu
Self Catering is welcome and visitors can make use of a number of open picnic sites available. Please note no cooking using braais onsite are allowed. Please respect the zoos open spaces and clean up your litter.
Info KioskAll visitor enquiries can be made at the zoo's info kiosk at the Upper Park entrance of the zoo.
011 646 2000 ext 2207
Golf Carts Now AvailableRent a golf cart to better explore the Joburg Zoo. This addition will allow easier navigation of the 54 hectare facility that offers an array of activities.
Amusement Fun Park & Hippo Cars
The amusement park is only open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays
Please contact Christy on: email@example.com / 082 825 7633
|Event||Time & Date|
|Mother's Day at the Zoo||09 May 2021|
|Zoo Trot||14 August 2022|
|Zoo Trot Relaunch||09 October 2022|
Off-peak : Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 to 16:00
Stages Express Kiosk
Peak: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
VendorsThe vendors do not open during the week, please visit Stages restaurant
Saturday & Sunday,10:00 to 16:00
The This is Africa curio shop is available at the Upper Park entrance for you to purchase gifts & toys when visiting the Zoo.
Friday 9:00 – 17:30
Saturday 9:00 – 17:30
Sunday 9:00 – 17:30
EmergenciesContact any zoo staff or the cashiers at the entrances.
Manager/First Aid are available to help during office hours.
All life-threatening emergencies: 011 375 5911
Ambulance: 082 911 or 10177
Police Parkview: 011 486 5000
Zoo Security: 011 646 2000 ext. 230
PLEASE NOTE: CHEQUES
Joburg Zoo no longer accept cheques. If your school uses cheques, please deposit your cheque into the following account:
Bank Name: Standard Bank
Account Name: City of Johannesburg: City Parks Main
Acc Number: 0000197122
Reference: Name of school
Two to three days before you visit the zoo, kindly bring your proof of payment and provide accurate contact details.
Please note the zoo does not have an ATM facility. We apologise for the inconvenience.
The Zoo offers day and night tours that will take you on a special adventure you'll never forget! Packed with information, these are fun ways to get to know our animals. It's lots of fun for the whole family.
The Joburg Zoo has several modern animal exhibits and educational centres. To learn about some of main attractions read the short descriptions below. All directions are given from the Upper Park Zoo entrance.
There is always something fun and educational happening at the Joburg Zoo. Keep an eye on our calendar and share in the fun!
The Zoo offers fantastic venues for corporate meetings, conferences, teambuilding or private parties. These venues are both indoor and outdoor facilities. For more information about what’s on offer, please click here.
Come and have a look at how the Zoo feeds our animals. We have special feeding times for our animals.
Please note that these feeding times are only for weekends and public holidays.
|Vultures (Sundays only)||11h00|
|Wild Dogs and Cheetahs||12h15|
|Crocodile talk (Sundays only. Not in winter or cold days)||13h00|