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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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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful safe and beautiful park. Our family enjoyed a hike up the mountain (for the adventurous and fit among us) and a lovely lunch at the outdoor restaurant. Bring sun block! I you are not as venturous a leisurely walk through the park...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here for a extended family picnic found our own sheltered spot and set up camp nice and quiet too no noisy people ( unlike some other public places we visited ) lovely grass and well kept all around some nice walks and a...More

Thank 59paul1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens offer something for everyone and it's not that difficult to avoid the crowds if you choose one of the many little footpaths in the garden. I spent some time at the Sasol bird hide and meandered all the way back to the gate....More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are beautiful, filled with South Africa's rich and diverse indigenous plants. It is also home of a pair of black eagles, nesting above the waterfall. Take a picnic basket and go and enjoy this amazing place. Very child friendly.

Thank Christa52
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my mother-in-law who is visiting from the UK and my teenage daughter there on Tuesday. Pensioners Day and it was quite full and sweltering hot. Pensioners get in for free on a Tuesday. Other rates are very reasonable. The gardens are in a magnificent...More

Thank Debbi A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A gorgeous hidden gem where great care is taken in terms of the beautifully manicured gardens. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, you can hike up the side of the waterfall and around the back of the park where the views are majestic. Finish...More

Thank Donna-Leigh M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The gardens are very very well maintained, it is a beautiful spot to relax on the grass and watch the eagles fly overhead, good play area for the kids. But you cant take balls or bikes in, fair enough, as well as take a rubbish...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant set in a garden setting. Great views good ambience. Feels as if you are our of town. Nice walking trails. Great lawns for a picnic. Good place to bring the kids while parents relax

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The landscape is really beautiful, very surprising being in the middle of the city. The gardens are extremely taken care of and there are plenty of very informative signs. We saw the eagles that live on the top of the cascade as well as some...More

Thank nunaleaf
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Spotless upkeep and worth the entrance fee of R90. Lovely grass banks for picnics, restaurant and they also do picnic baskets. The view of the waterfall is awesome and do take the time to ask the guy with the large binoculars for a view of...More

Thank VaughnBotha
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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.