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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great safe outdoors venue for a bit of fun in the sun. The gardens are stunning and the surrounding park is great for dogs to come and play and have fun

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My photographic club arranged an early morning visit to the dam so that we could take pictures as the sun came up. We arrived at around 06H00 and although it was early there were lots of people around enjoying the early morning fresh air. Some...More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens, which include the popular Emmarentia Dam, are among the city's loveliest and botanically diverse public spaces. Popular with joggers and picnickers, the gardens also provide the perfect photographic backdrop for newly-weds.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The gardens are open to the public from sunrise to sunset and entrance is free. There is a little for everyone here, lovely gardens to walk through, cycle or run or just find a quiet place to sit. Feed the ducks at the dam or...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Wonderful family outing in a beautiful park setting. Ideal for picnics, playing games, riding bikes, flying kites and relaxing.

Reviewed April 9, 2017

The Johannesburg Botanical gardens is open to the public and offers beautiful views and amenities to walk (with/without dogs), cycle or run. It gets busy over weekends so go early and enjoy the scenery and environment. Entrance is free and there are car guards at...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this park! We bring our dogs almost every week... they run and play and swim in the dams/ ponds! Park is immaculately manicured and extremely clean and neat! Would recommend to any nature or animal lovers... picnics are popular here as well!

Thank anri_bester
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Built on hills it offers beautiful views and has many species of trees and plants with good walkways and paths which showcase sculptures and the vegetation of Southh Africa

Thank atodmccarthy
Reviewed March 6, 2017

My grand-nephew had his 2nd birthday party on the field overlooking the dam. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the botanical gardens are reasonably well-kept. I was also surprised to find dog walkers, cyclists, students, joggers, lovers and nuns making good use of the...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Great place to walk and enjoy tranquillity away from the buzzing city and traffic. And entrance is free.

Thank RLS58
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Hi can we braai at this park?
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.