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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
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Father's Day out , parking well organised , lovely ares for families to picnic , stalls and lovely walks through different themed gardens . Waterfall very picturesque and ares to sit but not picnic . Took the steep steps up the side of the fall...More

Thank julez0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens is a peaceful visit to nature. The surroundings are stunning and the waterfall is a must see.

Thank Roe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This botanical garden in the city brings nature to our doorstep. It is just unfortunate that other visitors try to reach the eagles nest thereby disturbing the eagles and possibly chasing them away.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great scenic botanical garden! Loads of space to relax, have a picnic and take walks or hikes. Has a beautiful waterfall and a peaceful vibe. I proposed to my fiancée here.

Thank KishanRama
Andrew H, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to visit with a Black eagle nest at the waterfall and very nice walks in the gardens

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I visit this place and get there with UBER which we can really recommend. The admission is not to much and you are able to visit a beautiful botanical garden with a great variety of animals. We saw turtles, birds, lizards, butterfly...More

Thank Our-Life-Journey13
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My first time here..its was a very pleasant walk..friendly service, beautiful walk with great views..the waterfall..fresh clean air - a very pleasant day out.

Thank Carlo S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is my if all else fails, there an awesome place you'll never go wrong at. I've visited this place so many times, i lost count. It gives off a calmness about it. bring family bring friends, bring active pals because it offers different hiking...More

Thank Leera1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Try it. A nearby gem.. do the mountain walk. Take a hat and sun-cream in summer. Enjoyed the waterfall and climb.

Thank oceanmasterza
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We ended up spending Freedom Day at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed a relaxing picnic on the lawns and truly enjoyed the day out. The Gardens offer a peaceful sanctuary to the busy city life of Johannesburg and I can truly suggest...More

Thank Renier F
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I was treated disrespectfully. (On the phone) by the female who handles tours. When I asked if I could join a tour as a single person, she laughed. Unless she was laughing at something else, I find her attitude disrespectful. My enthusiasm to visit your garden has diminished. I am an overseas visitor and have never been treated like this. The line was so bad that I couldn't make out what she was saying. I gave her my long distance number and she hasn't called back
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
Morning I would like to know if I could host a garden wedding in de yards and how much would it cost for 150 (guests
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
Is it possible to bring wine to your picnic? Or does this fall under the 'no drinking in public' law? Thanks!
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.