Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Storyteller791268
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely beautiful gardens with one of the most magnificent waterfalls hidden away like a precious gem in the heart of a bustling Gauteng. What an absolute pleasure to spend the day here.
Written 25 February 2024
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Astencijo
Basingstoke, UK263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing setting, well kept, we really enjoyed our visit there. Kids loved running in the fountains and cafe for lunch. You can easily spent good 4 hours there. Highly recommend
Written 21 February 2024
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Martie L
Boksburg, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Our senior church group visited the botanical gardens on a Tuesday, so there was no entrance fee (as we were all over 60). Besides the waterfall, there were so many 'off the road' paths that we could follow to see all the lovely trees and plants. There were plenty of wooden benched where a person could rest and we ended the day by having a picnic on the grass. A most memorable day that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone
Written 31 October 2023
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Kerryn C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Wow. We had a wonderful few hours here. Really unexpected little gem on our way to Krugersdorp. Great cafe, beautiful walk to the Waterfall . Happy couple of hours.
Written 26 July 2023
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Stay56865961199
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The views were amazing, the waterfall was breath taking this is a real place one has to go back and enjoy again.
Written 25 March 2023
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We spent three hours here for lunch and walking. It is a beautiful and well-maintained facility, with multiple paths, an iconic waterfall, a sheltered area from which to watch birds aside of a pond, grounds for picnicking - lots of space. The food at the restaurant was well-prepared and the portions generous; it took longer than we anticipated because they were suffering from a multi-day electricity failure but they were struggling on notwithstanding. We very much enjoyed our visit.
Written 14 March 2023
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Leelo
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Amazing sites, great food and great people! The stalls sold amazing snacks, food and other merchandise. We also met the coolest tortoise!
Written 22 November 2022
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Patricia M
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful place to go for a day out with family. The restaurant has amazing food too .
Good place to go for a pic nic too with family. My daughter enjoyed the choochoo train ride especially.
Written 13 November 2022
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Anne D
Welwyn Garden City, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
So glad we made the effort to visit! The waterfall is beautiful and the gardens well kept. We walked to the top of the waterfall but was too hot to continue on the geology walk sadly. The grass hoppers here are huge too and hypnotic to watch fly off!
Written 13 October 2022
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Mike T
British Columbia, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Beautiful place to come relax, take some photos (always seems to be a photoshoot of some kind happening here), and a few reasonably well-marked good trails (tracks) to hike or run to get some exercise with interpretive signboards to explain the natural history and physical geography of the area. Safe parking with usual attendants. Several drinking water bubblers (fountains) available in the main park area. Good drinks at the restaurant inside the park (not sure I'd stay for food). You will need a hire car to get here. Mobile signal can be a bit dodgy in the area depending on your provider until you're on a hilltop.
Written 18 September 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00