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“A place to relax” 3 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.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A place to relax”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A very pleasant place in the middle of the city. there are lot of picnic spots and maintained very clean. There is also a very small stream of river inside and there is a lake where kayak owners do kayaking.

Visited February 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“the park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

when I lived in Jozie, my friends and I use to walk this park almost every day- it was lovely to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and see and feel a bit of green and calm...the dams are lovely- and the park is fairly well maintained. I wouldn't leave your handbag or any valuables in the car though- had our handbags stolen two years ago, while the guards stood right there. still a cool spot to picnic, ride bikes with the kids and let the dogs run free .

Visited July 2013
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“good enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

theres the lake, some grass and some peace. However, it is frequented by dog owners who do not leash their dogs. Not exceptional, but lots of place for kids to play and many picnic stops. The downlow are the dogs running amock and bugging the picnic baskets.

Visited April 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Green Lung”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A lovely place to walk around and get some 'fresh' air into your lungs. I really like that people let their dogs run around and socialize. Well worth a regular visit.

Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Forever open spaces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

It is hard to imagine that this vast area of rolling lawns & gardens alongside a dam are to be found in the heart of suburbia. A wonderful destination to take a walk & enjoy beautiful landscapes.

Visited November 2013
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