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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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Address: Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
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+27 86 100 1278
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful...

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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The impressive gardens with waterfall are named in honour of the late ANC stalwart Mr Walter Sisulu who, together with former president Nelson Mandela, led the struggle for a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The impressive gardens with waterfall are named in honour of the late ANC stalwart Mr Walter Sisulu who, together with former president Nelson Mandela, led the struggle for a democratic South Africa.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect spot for a family picnic Whether it before for Christmas or New Years Area is nice and big. Downside is that you're not allowed to play sport (we learnt the hard way lol) Beautiful waterfall followed by a scenic hike up the mountains. Great place for beautiful pictures.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a special spot for nature - and the black eagles are the added bonus. Good for a walk or a picnic or if you're lucky enough to catch a concert in the garden. Wouldn't recommend the local café, service is good, food a bit average.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the gardens for a friends birthday last week. I had obviously heard about the park, residing in Jhb, but never been. As soon as you enter, you see well kept lawns, trees offering shade and great picnicking spots, and a quiet atmosphere. For this reason, I absolutely enjoyed our afternoon picnic, and was sad to have to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this beautiful place was unfortunately for a sad occaision. A memorial for a friend of the family. On arriving we saw that there was ample parking available. On walking in you could feel the peaceful surroundings enter you. It is beautiful there. Paths leading to different places, restaurant, pub, hall and waterfalls. I could easily go... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to have a picnic, relax, breathe in the fresh air and unwind. The waterfall is breathtaking and the gardens are a beautiful sight. There's plenty of space for children to play including a jungle gym area.

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Thank Somayya S
Johannesburg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden waterfall with the area surrounding it so peaceful. There are Sunday orchestras on Sunday. This is a great picnic spot.

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Thank Monde S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely day out to enjoy what nature has to offer! I was hiking all by myself. At no stage did I feel unsave. It was very hot, so it is advisable to take enough drinking water with. Had a good workout though!

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Thank Lynette V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's work you need to do or simply some me time, these gardens are the place to go - especially during the week. There is always a small hideout somewhere amongst the trees where you can set up the laptop or simply stretch out for a few hours of peace. The surroundings are beautiful; the eagle pair stay fascinating;... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the manner in which the park was maintained. Very peaceful. A great place to take the family out for the day and enjoy a picnic!

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