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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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Address: Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
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+27 86 100 1278
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful...

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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A fantastic place to visit my wife go regularly on a Tuesday which is free for pensioners the scenery is great as is the bird life , my one complaint is in the men's toilets there... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit my wife go regularly on a Tuesday which is free for pensioners the scenery is great as is the bird life , my one complaint is in the men's toilets there is never anything to dry your hands on only a sign out of order Complaints to the staff go nowhere please attend to this... More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very well maintained and good value for your money. Well done on keeping this beautiful place so well maintained and there is so much to do when you are there. Would recommend you take a picnic basket, wine and blanket and just enjoy the beautiful tranquil surroundings with friends or family. Truly a wonderful place to visit

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Okavango Delta, Botswana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

What a wonderful place to visit in the bustling city! We enjoyed the geology hike and had a lovely picnic in the gardens afterwards. One can spend hours wondering around and I can recommend making a day of it to relax and enjoy the peaceful, clean and beautiful gardens. We'll be back!

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a very relaxing natural environment. Kept very clean and beautiful. As adults we could stay out the entire day but when with kids do take along entertainment.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I love to walk their trails and watch all their bird species including the nesting pair of Verreaux Eagles right by their beautiful waterfall. And to end a perfect day by enjoying refreshments at their restaurant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A beautiful place to have a relaxed picnic with your significant other or with a bunch of friends. Also a wonderful place for kids to run around and have fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The botanical gardens are such a beautiful please, on our doorstep. Pack a picnic basket, take a blanket and spend a few hours or a day in this beautiful place. There's a restaurant where you can get some food, but the service is slow and it's generally a lot more fun to take your own food. The gardens also offer... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Really a nice garden with outdoors gym equipment,nice waterfall and safe area where you can walk in peace,see birds at the lakes and enjoy flowers and trees and the shade from the trees,nice bar,restaurant and really interesting succulent garden. cA top spot for a picnic on a Sunday and to relax and enjoy pease,sun and birds

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

No better place to go on a sunny day. Pack a picnic basket, take the kids and friends and relax on the lush lawns. Take nice long walks to the waterfall to see the eagles' nests. Take the train for a drive through if you don't feel like walking. Hop on and off as you wish. Lovely restaurant where you... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have an oppurtunity to visit this place once a week and the love the calm atmosphere,cleanliness of the gardens,the open space that provides refreshment

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