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“Tranquillity in the heart of Joburg” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam
Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 782-7064
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Ranked #20 of 57 Attractions in Johannesburg
Type: Dams, Gardens, Parks, Aquariums, Outdoors
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Owner description: Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Tranquillity in the heart of Joburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you need to escape the rush of the city, or just to take a walk to clear your mind, Emmarentia Dam and the adjacent Botanical Gardens are a must. And if you're in to Bird photography, pack your gear!

Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg
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“Always a great spot for a picnic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Emmarentia Dam is consistently one of my favourite places in JHB. It's well-maintained, clean, safe and lovely all year round. It's the perfect place for a stroll, a leisurely picnic with friends, a spot of birding, or simply a place to unwind and take in the sights. A wonderful little spot in the heart of Joburg.

Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“great picnic spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

excellent spot to picnic and play games with the family; or take a book and just relax. very serene and peaceful. beware: the dog walkers do not use the designated area for dogs so you tend to find a few wondering around. This might irritate some people

Visited December 2012
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“one of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The botanical gardens are the place to be on sunday mornings. all the better if you have a big dog and are prepared to walk a couple kilometres. the views are fabulous and most of the trees are well marked. The Rose Garden rivals the rose garden in Regents Park

Visited June 2013
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“For dogs and lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wide-open spaces to walk your dogs and kids. Magnificent rose-garden in good condition, with cascading stone ponds. Old-school style, limited food and facilities, but really nice for group gatherings, picnics and lovers

Visited March 2013
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