Johannesburg offers a plethora of options to visitors hoping to see some of African’s native wildlife. One of the city’s most popular attractions is the Johannesburg Zoo, which at 55 hectares is one of the largest zoos in South Africa.
Enjoy a day at Johannesburg ZooSince it was established in 1904, the Johannesburg Zoo has been dedicated to the care and research of wild animals. Home to around 2,000 animals from over 320 different species, exploring this zoo is like stumbling upon a popular watering hole in the African wilderness. Zoo Lake and park, a favorite gathering place for people from all over the city, is located just next to the Johannesburg Zoo.
The zoo is one of the few places in the world to house and breed white lions and the only zoo in South Africa to have bred Siberian tigers - the world’s largest cats. A number of programs and events are run at the zoo, giving visitors of all ages exciting opportunities to get up close to some of Africa's most amazing wildlife.