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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog walking” (13 reviews)
Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there to attend a wedding reception and what a delight it was. The grounds were clean and it was a beautiful place for the venue. Well done.

Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dog friendly park. Lovely dams and views. Well secured and tended, especially beautiful in the summer.

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit on the green hop and off bus through the wealthy, leafy suburbs of Johannesburg, a world away from the city and Soweto 20 minutes ride away.

Thank see-swim-hike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Calling this a botanical garden might be a bit of a stretch. There are garden areas (Rose garden, succulent garden, etc) but the majority of the area is a park with a small dam and stream running through it. Located north of Jhb's downtown area...More

Thank Laurence A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an awesome park still to chill,picnic and walk,unfortunately over the years it is GOING downhill.Firstly some mentally challenged folks are bringing dogs into area`s that do not allow dogs.2. The area`s that allow dog`s are carpeted with dog landmines which is making it...More

Thank Samgaffor
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Perfect for when you want to take a time out from the usual hassle and bassle of Joburg life. Its also perfect for all sorts of sports activities. I generally like to just take some snacks, a book and enjoy the peacefulness. The park has...More

Thank suzaanrossouw
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Walking dogs or just walking in this gorgeous park is always wonderful. There are so many happy people that it's such an uplifting experience. If you're a visitor to Johannesburg, do include this lovely outing into your itinerary. It's free, the parking is free and...More

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A beautiful place to visit especially in Autumn because of the changing colours of the leaves. It is strongly advisable NOT to go on your own and not walk around alone when no other people are there. Saturdays and Sundays are great days to go.

Thank jhnel
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

It's full of greenery and dam to near to it.. We can go for picnic and it is very good for the both young and adults to play over there.

Thank Keerthi Reddy Y
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The journey to the gardens sets up the atmosphere of how Joburg was developed from mining. The gardens are truly exceptional looking for the black eagle, watching the waterfall, viewing all the stunning trees and plants and culminating in the serenity of the dam watching...More

Thank 187069Steve
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.