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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Gardens in the City Private Tour in Johannesburg
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird hide” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
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+27 86 100 1278
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"black eagles"
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"bird hide"
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"indigenous plants"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"bird life"
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"lovely picnic"
in 6 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"picnic spot"
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"pack a picnic basket"
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"family picnic"
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"lovely restaurant"
in 7 reviews
"west rand"
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"city life"
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Sprawling, spacious and serene. A lovely green lung to the north-west of the city. Plenty of lawns to picnic with friends and family, children's play area, excellent bird hide, nooks and cranny's where you can tuck yourselves away for a little more privacy. The restaurant...More

Thank aliwil22
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Went on a hike with a few of my friends. We had a great time, a lot of sight seeing like plants and birds and great restaurants. Overall great cheap entertainment when a time away from the city life and time with Mother Nature is...More

Thank 438luciah
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Nice place to visit with cool air and Nature shows it self How God created the universe. the park is clean and maintain by municipality you will enjoy the place

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

A beautiful, peaceful way to spend your time. Plenty of paths to walk on. A beautiful waterfall to observe and if you are lucky, you will see the resident Black Eagles. This time I found a complete Outdoor Gym, where you can exercise more than...More

Thank Y99AH
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Pleasant outing for the family to have a picnic.Young men with trolleys will transport your belongings to your preferred site. Easy walkways through the garden. The kids playing area tends to be taken over by big family groups that leaves no place for "outsiders".

Thank Salome M
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Visiting the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens should be on the must-do list of every person living in Gauteng! Even if you are not an outdoors type of person, and don't care for the magnificent Verreux Eagles soaring above or the stunning Witpoortjie waterfalls inside the...More

Thank Niel M
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We often go to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens for a lovely day with our 12-year old daughter, for large family gatherings, or for a mid-week escape as a couple. A beautiful, clean area, ideal for family picnics and walks in nature, including a...More

Thank ColetteDee
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We love to visit the gardens especially with our grandchildren. Always clean with never too many people. Nice to enjoy picnic or join the restaurant for an outdoor meal. Just lovit!!

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

An oasis in the middle of the city. This is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. you can take the whole family there and have a great picnic. Unfortunately you can tot braai. But you can take a picnic basket or...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The ideal place to visit when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle in Johannesburg, but do not have the time to go to a national park. The indigenous plants are beautiful. The waterfall is a feature on its own. If birdwatching...More

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mashudu d
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Tourlover2014 | Reviewed this property |
As per my knowledge, it is open on all days. The entry fee is R30 per adult. You can check on their website for more info.
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Mihlali G
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Property representative |
Mihali this is not a message platform, you may contact us on Facebook Messenger or via email or phone 0861001278 There is an entrance fee of R45 per person more information can also be found on our website
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dawnhopeful
September 21, 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
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