live concerts


The Lake's great lawn is a perfect natural amphitheater and plays hosts to various live performances. The most recent concert was final leg of the #BenHowardSA tour. An overcast and gloomy morning turned into a beautiful sunshiny day, where Ben Howard fans flocked to Zoo Lake by the thousands, to picnic and dance away to the ‘I Forget Where We Were’ hitmaker’s tunes. The event was a great success and we would like to thank the Zoo Lake family, for the venue and great hospitality, as well as our sponsors Castle Lite Lime, Reload Energy, Kopparberg Cider and Carrera, our official eyewear partner.

 You can find official images from the event, by photographer Lourens Smit, here: https://app.box.com/s/gqbtn6w9m5trhcb0gxn1iakkmbl6bvm4

 You can find additional images by Kurt Sussenberg, here: https://app.box.com/s/6t5s4tpxs6dc73m2ri4xq4qbze14wpie



carols by candellight


Zoo Lake's carols by candlelight is an annual tradition in Johannesburg that brings families and friends together for a evening of carols and giving. Bring your picnic and a gift for charity and enjoy a wonderful summers in Joburg's most popular park. This year God First Church in Parkhurst will be hosting the event on Wednesday the 7th of December at 17h30.

Artists Under the Sun


We are the largest outdoor art exhibition and our artists exhibit their fine art in the following mediums – Watercolour, pastel, oils, acrylic etc . We also have sculptors – wood, clay and pottery.  Look for our yellow flags and yellow caravan. We are situated on the corner of Jan Smuts Ave & Westwold Way, Saxonwold, Jhb. Selection of new artists takes place twice a year in May and September. Great venue to bring your children and meet up with old and new friends.

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Jozi's people's park