Park Inn Sandton Hotel

118 Katherine street 2196 Johannesburg South Africa + 27 (11) 303 1000

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Johannesburg Zoo - Park Inn Sandton Hotel

Lions, tigers, oh my! Although Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest cities, the regions wildlife is never far away. Located only a short distance from our Park Inn Sandton Hotel, the Johannesburg Zoo is known as one of the must-see attractions in Johannesburg. Affectionately known by locals as "Joburg Zoo," this 55-hectare zoo is home to 2,000 animals and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike - especially on a sunny day. The zoo is open all year round, including on public holidays.

Enjoy Africa’s famous Big 5

With more than 320 different species, the Johannesburg Zoo’s 2,000 animals make this sanctuary a nature lover's paradise. Here, you can see the famous ‘Big 5’: lions, leopards, rhinos, African elephants and African buffaloes. The zoo is dedicated to the care and research of wild animals and is particularly invested in creating initiatives that strive to provide a secure future for Africa’s native wildlife. Joburg Zoo, as it is affectionately called, hosts a number of events and programs for animal aficionados of all ages that are always highlighted on the zoo’s website.

For visitors looking to see some Africa’s ferocious felines, the Johannesburg Zoo is second to none. Famous for its white lions, these animals are a rare treat to behold. The zoo is also the only place in South Africa to have bred the largest cats in the world: Siberian tigers. The male Siberian tiger, Twist, weighs around 320 kg and is the father of all of the country’s Siberian tigers.

Exploring all that Sandton has to offer

With its prime location in the upscale area of Parktown, the zoo is close to a number of other popular attractions like the Neighbourgoods Market and Constitution Hill. Both destinations are worth a visit after observing the wild creatures that inhabit the Johannesburg Zoo.

Our hotel is well located to reach Johannesburg Zoo. After a day of adventure head back to relax in the comfort of your room or head to our fitness centre before dining in our RBG Bar & Grill restaurant.