City of Joburg

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo


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Johannesburg Zoo is the most enjoyable place in the city for a family outing, according to an annual survey conducted by research and consulting firm

Joburg Zoo rated first for family outings

The Zoo won first prize in the "best place to take the family for an outing" category at the 2014 Awards, receiving a Diamond Arrow certificate, the highest honour in this survey. makes its awards following a lengthy research process based on respondents' perceptions, with a strong focus on evaluating customer service and satisfaction.

Letta Madlala, general manager for marketing and communications, received the award on behalf of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo.

This is the Zoo's second family outing award this year, after readers of The Star newspaper voted it No. 1 in the Best Family Outing category in the newspaper's annual Your Choice competition.

Covering 55 hectares across the road from Zoo Lake in the leafy suburb of Parkview, Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species totalling around 2 000 animals.

The facility is open to the public 364 days a year, including the Christmas, New Years and Easter holidays, and hosts a busy schedule of day and night tours, school holiday programmes and other regular events for the public.