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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's full of greenery and dam to near to it.. We can go for picnic and it is very good for the both young and adults to play over there.

Thank Keerthi Reddy Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The journey to the gardens sets up the atmosphere of how Joburg was developed from mining. The gardens are truly exceptional looking for the black eagle, watching the waterfall, viewing all the stunning trees and plants and culminating in the serenity of the dam watching...More

Thank 187069Steve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk, walk and walk. Great landscape. Pet friendly area. Good for walk or ride. Nice place for a picnic or a family outdoor day. Beautiful flowers at the botanical garden also.

Thank 591jd649
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A great safe outdoors venue for a bit of fun in the sun. The gardens are stunning and the surrounding park is great for dogs to come and play and have fun

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My photographic club arranged an early morning visit to the dam so that we could take pictures as the sun came up. We arrived at around 06H00 and although it was early there were lots of people around enjoying the early morning fresh air. Some...More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The Botanical Gardens, which include the popular Emmarentia Dam, are among the city's loveliest and botanically diverse public spaces. Popular with joggers and picnickers, the gardens also provide the perfect photographic backdrop for newly-weds.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The gardens are open to the public from sunrise to sunset and entrance is free. There is a little for everyone here, lovely gardens to walk through, cycle or run or just find a quiet place to sit. Feed the ducks at the dam or...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wonderful family outing in a beautiful park setting. Ideal for picnics, playing games, riding bikes, flying kites and relaxing.

Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Johannesburg Botanical gardens is open to the public and offers beautiful views and amenities to walk (with/without dogs), cycle or run. It gets busy over weekends so go early and enjoy the scenery and environment. Entrance is free and there are car guards at...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this park! We bring our dogs almost every week... they run and play and swim in the dams/ ponds! Park is immaculately manicured and extremely clean and neat! Would recommend to any nature or animal lovers... picnics are popular here as well!

Thank anri_bester
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Hi can we braai at this park?
31 October 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.