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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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"
in 20 reviews
"indigenous plants"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 23 reviews
"bird life"
in 19 reviews
"lovely picnic"
in 6 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 12 reviews
"picnic spot"
in 11 reviews
"pack a picnic basket"
in 7 reviews
"family picnic"
in 8 reviews
"lovely restaurant"
in 7 reviews
"west rand"
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"city life"
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"entrance fee"
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"per adult"
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"outdoor gym"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a lovely day at the gardens. I had the biggest breakfast I've had in my life (and the yummiest), then went to see the eagle nest and waterfall. It was really spectacular. Oh and not forgetting the Rooibos tea was in the cutest...More

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isnt it sad how we never bother to go and see the treasures that are on our doorstep? Our kids from the UK came for a holiday and immediately set up a get-together with all their friends at this garden. We joined too. My word,...More

Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to recharge and relax! This is a beautiful green space which makes you feel more relaxed from the moment you walk in. It is a very open park with some lovely trees and views. We did the hike up to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens- 10/10 Hiking - 9/10 Safety - 9/10 I am in love with the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. It's well maintained and beautiful I have been visiting the site for over 16 years and have always found it to be a great place to find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most tranquil but interesting botanical gardens in SA. Tranquil because no matter what is happening there, the sense of peace pervades. Interesting because there is always something taking place at the gardens. The falls is of course the main attraction...More

Thank Luayne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Botanical Gardens with my mother in law and we had a great relaxing day. What was great is that there were wheelchairs available for use, that made it easy for me to push my mother in law around the pathways. Access to...More

Thank maryna451
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The most beautiful gardens and natural waterfall and only 30 mins from central JHB or Pretoria. Take a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy yourselves. R50 entrance fee. Porters available to carry your chairs, cooler box etc. Gardens are in pristine condition. Restaurant on site,...More

Thank Anthonyinjhb
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The gardens offers spacious lawns and a lot of flora. The highlight of the gardens is the waterfall. The hike trail is not much of a hike at all.

Thank Rabia S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Beautiful gardens, lovely waterfall and exclusive birds to watch. An excellent place to catch up on the weekly exercise for the elderly and meet with friends.

Thank jjgerber2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I was in awe from the moment I walked through the gate and into the garden. Green, pristine and spectacular! And if that wasn’t enough, when I finally got to the waterfall 😱I nearly fell over (mite have been aided by mild heat stroke) but...More

Thank Rowena A
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Mihlali G
17 December 2017|
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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
21 September 2016|
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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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AngelaMdhluli
21 April 2016|
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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
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