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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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Peaceful visit

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Shawn T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to most of the metro city botanical gardens and so far this one is definitely one of the best. When you first enter you get some glimpses of Kirstenbosh in Cape Town. It's obviously a lot smaller but very well kept. It's almost embarrassing that neither Johannesburg or Pretoria gardens come close. There are many little walkways, loads... More 

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Thank AJ K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sprawling gardens are a great place for families to relax. For the indigenous enthusiast like myself, there are great trees and shrubs to admire and think of using in your own garden. A great asset for Jhb, though it is a bit of a drive from central areas.

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Thank MartinP1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this beautiful, well maintained botanical garden. It is peaceful, has many lovely corners, great bird life, a huge diversity in plant life any lots more. Talks are often presented by professionals and well informed enthusiasts on a variety of subjects such as birds, insects, etc. I often go just to read and have tea and scones. There is... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the botanical gardens a few times over the past few years. Both on the weekend and during the week. Our trip to it during the week recently was amazing. The park was basically empty. You get to truly enjoy your surroundings & the beauty of the park while it is so quiet. A busy weekend day is... More 

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Thank RubyZA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful nature, well kept gardens ideal for a picnic with friends! Nice hike to the waterfall! Stunning!

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are clean, security is visible at most times, good to have this beautiful maintained gardens in Gauteng, this should be part of the Cradle visitors attractions. Good place to relax and forget you in the city. Nice picnic areas and for kids as well, Good restaurant and hiking trails. A must for all locals and tourist.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this awesome walk with friends at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens! Stunning Bird viewing sites, various hiking areas, the river, the waterfall & the whole place is superbly managed. Enjoyed it so much, the Restuarant inside, the service, the views is totally awesome, this place is Highly recommendable! Here is a lovely kiddies play area, an open air gym,... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we are local, we go here all the time and have yearly memberships for our entire family--and the it's the best money we've ever spent. However, if you're in town, visiting for the day, going to a wedding, etc., make a day of it! Take a picnic in (bring your own bin bag as there are no bins inside),... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful, well maintained, value for money, nature at its best. Informed staff, world heritage site should be awarded.

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