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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful nature welcomes visitors and the rushing water of the Witpoortjie Waterfall, gushing from a height of 70 metres, soothes and revitalises careworn city-dwellers. The garden is home to a pair of breeding Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) which have become proud symbols of this majestic garden. Walking, hiking, picnics, exercising, bird watching, relaxing, nature appreciation, are some of the popular activities of visitors to the garden.
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  • Average4%
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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect for a day out in the sunshine. The park is secure, and there is a low entrance fee (R 30 per person at the time of this review). There are no rubbish bins in the park, and anything you bring in with you, must...More

Thank Lex_Tex_Mex
Reviewed 1 week ago

the gardens are very beautiful and peaceful, had a refreshing day celebrating women's day. Staff were very proffessional

Thank sibandasibongile
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to just take the day out and relax in the city. Take a picnic basket and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thank Hector C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot for family picnics and play areas for kids. The waterfall is small but still a peaceful and beautiful sight.

Thank Linda294Dorasamy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are in Roodepoort - to the west of Johannesburg. On a Tuesday Pensioners allowed in free! This is a well maintaned botanic garden, with many walks of varying difficulty, so you take a leisurely stroll, or step it out on...More

Thank Else be V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting these gardens, well managed and taken care of. Great way to spend an afternoon, whether you want to explore their well laid out flora and fauna or pack a picnic and just relax on the many grass banks, then this is the venue...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The charm of this park is that there are several types of areas in which to relax or wander. One can choose shady and wooded areas or open green spaces. There are pretty colourful places or more natural places to explore . Then one can...More

Thank Teresa414
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This park is beautiful, clean, safe and accessible. The waterfall is unexpectedly striking. There are no refuse bins and all patrons have to take their own litter home. This keeps the park free of smells, flies and everything else you find around bins. For the...More

Thank Janine_K_Riley
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a beautifully laid out Botanical garden, with plants largely endemic to the area. The signage and labelling of the plants is very informative. There are lovely sweeps of lawn and trees which make it an ideal picnic spot, which is well utilised by...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Relax with a picnic and take a walk to the waterfall and watch the eagles or go to the bird-hide. There is also a nice restaurant for lunch.

Thank DDR1234
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21 September 2016|
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Response from kayleighcdc | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry that you feel that you were treated badly by the tour company. This should not happen but sometimes it does,. If you have your own transport I suggest that you could drive there or alternatively use Uber. The... More
21 April 2016|
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Response from AngelaMdhluli |
Unfortunately I called he offices and guess what I got false information actually de lady at reception didn't have time for me bcos she told me no and they don't host for a big number of which I have a friend dat booked... More
Helen B
27 December 2015|
Response from Colleen L | Reviewed this property |
The following is not allowed in the gardens: Balls, bats, bikes, kites, frisbees, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, fires, gas braais, dogs/cats, alcohol, musical instruments, radios/CD players.