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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

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Address: Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling...

Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.

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Nature at hand in Jozi

An enjoyable walk at hand. Nature and green spaces where you can relax surrounded by water, plants and flowers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Noemi L
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Botanical gardens for the first time in about 20 years last week and I was so impressed with the standards. The gardens are magnificent, spotlessly clean and surrounded by gorgeous emmarentia dam and park which are both a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is trully a beautiful place and excellent views. Although seems to be quite a safe place i would recommend to visit it with a local person. Better than the Gautrain!

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Thank Anthony M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to this park about twice a year, sometimes for a sports event othertimes for a picnic. The rose and herb gardens are a bit neglected, compared to how they use to be. Its a large park so you can bring your dogs for a walk and swim in the upper dams, cycle or run around. There are a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enjoyable walk at hand. Nature and green spaces where you can relax surrounded by water, plants and flowers.

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Thank Noemi L
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice setting for a picnic or to walk dogs or play ball sports. Rose garden is a must see. Try fishing as well

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Thank Bergs401
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is a large park with paths leading to various areas, such as the Rose Garden, I was disappointed at the lack of information at the entrance. In addition, in a few places the paths are in need of repair, and I wonder if this could not be paid for by charging a small entrance fee to the park,... More 

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Thank Gmittens
Limassol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance is free to this large Park; ideal for all ages, picnic, dog walking, seeing the gardens. A large water area with plenty of birds and a small cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Very tidy park. Ample parking. Has jogging and walking trails. A canoe club. Many people walk their dogs and cycle through the park. a Lovely Rose garden with beautiful water fountain. Many couples use the venue for wedding photography shoots. The park is well maintained. Free entrance. Can also have Braai on Louw Geldenhys road overlooking the dam and park.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ally maintained! A pure pleasure to visit... it was so enjoyable and it made us feel like we had stepped out of South Africa for a few hours! So beautiful!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Good place to walk the dog (didn't see anyone without one) or simply see green. But not really much more... It was nice however, well-kept!

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