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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden”(31 reviews)
“dog walking”(14 reviews)
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 782 7064
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"rose garden"
in 31 reviews
"dog walking"
in 14 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful park"
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"green lung"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"walk around"
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"whole family"
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"trees"
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"nature"
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"joggers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This free entrance is more of a park than a botanical garden. It is safe, neat and clean, with loads of water features, which makes it perfect for a great outdoorsy walk. There are a lot of water birds, so folks are encouraged to keep...More

Thank EmJayBV
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park for the day out with my fur baby. Beautiful gardens and great views while walking or relaxing on the bench. Some people ignore the signboards forbidding the walking of dogs not on leads, these dogs intimidate other dogs. Dog owners should also pick...More

Thank reddytsa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is not very well maintained, but at least one feels safe and can walk your dog or ride your bike in a big area that does not feel like being in the city. There is a decent play area for children with trampolines...More

Thank Randburg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely spot to walk yout dogs, cycle, jog and have a picnic in dog-free zones The doggy area includes a dam and lots of space for dogs to romp and run. This area is shared with cyclists and joggers so keep an...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, also locally referred to as Emerentia Dam, is a safe place to walk with your family and dogs (without leashes) during day time. You can easily walk a round trip of 5 km and enjoy the beautiful nature in the middle...More

Thank Herman W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Sadly the reality of the park is not anything like the pictures on the website. Poorly kept and uninviting. The Rose garden was very lacking. One wonders if there is no budget to maintain luscious gardens. Very disappointed. More can be done.

Thank Aeon L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It was just okay. I wasn’t impressed at all, however, there is a great dog park near by and the botanical garden park is a great place to go walking.

Thank btraveler36
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

A break from the urban sprawl, lots of places to walk, feed ducks, look at the fountains and roses. Even a small playground for little ones, lots of ice cream and lollies being sold

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We've been going to this park for the past 17 years and is well maintained and a great place to take kids and dogs and go running or cycling.

Thank JFD_13
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A fantastic place to ride your MTB, walk your dogs, take your kids to run around or have a romantic picnic with your loved one

Thank 867colleenh
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emarantia97
February 1, 2018|
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours sunrise to sunset, 7 days. No charge.
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Acerebel18
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.
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