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Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

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All queries should be channelled through the call centre, Joburg Connect, which can be contacted 24 hours, seven days a week, on 0860 56 28 74 or 011 375 5555 For each query, you will get a reference number. Make sure you keep this number so that you can follow up your query. Email: Facebook Instagram Youtube

Contents: Find a venue | Book a venue | Events brochure | Forms | Fee structure | Contact us


Weddings, music festivals, company fun days, the filming of movies and commercials… Johannesburg offers beautiful venues for every occasion.


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We have all the information and advice you may need on planning an event in one of Johannesburg's parks.


Stunning setting for weddings
The Chapel Garden at the Johannesburg Botanic gardens provides a beautiful and affordable setting for nuptials and has been especially designed to cater for weddings from all cultures.


When organising an event, please bear the following in mind:

  • You will need to send an application to Joburg Metro Police Department to request permission under the Gatherings Act as well as to arrange any traffic assistance you may require.
  • You will need to contact the relevant roleplayers and send the necessary request letters. This checklist will be of assistance in this regard. Please ensure that individual letters are sent and followed up with telephone calls if necessary.

Find a venue

To help you find the perfect venue, here is a guide to the facilities at the parks and nature reserves available to hire. This document lists capacities and what types of events are possible at different venues around the city.

You can also consult this handy table for more details on the different venues.

Download a map to event venues [PDF, 238kb]

It is important to remember that NO fireworks are allowed in any Johannesburg park or nature reserve.

Book a venue

To book a City Parks venue, you need to fill in the appropriate application form, which are available for download below. The booking department will then process your request and create your quote. You will be contacted with details on the status of your application, including whether it has been approved or declined, the order or reference number, the cost, facility information and banking details.

Visiting time for bookings

Mondays 10:00am - 13:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am - 13:00pm

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For more details on City Parks tariffs, contact Sello Twala or Moses in the Booking Office:

Tel: (011)  712 6760
Email :

Contact us

For group or event bookings, tours or other information, contact the City Parks Events Department at (011) 712 6600.