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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (31 reviews)
“dog walking” (14 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (10 reviews)
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 782 7064
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy a peaceful time. Gardens beautiful Resturant lovely. Always a pleasure to go there.

Thank 62cc1
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

Lovely Gardens to walk around particularly on week-ends when their are a lot of visitors to help create the ambience. Watch the local press for details of late afternoon music events next to the Lake. Very close to the suburbs of both Greenside and Parkhurst...More

Thank Deon M
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

Visited for a break in the open air and a walk . Lovely gardens ,lake . Had a drink at the cafe ,couldn't eat as they had no power to cook anything . Pleasant few hours walking around ,easy paths to follow .

Thank julez0
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place to spend the day. Picnic and take in the sun and fresh air. Many beautiful gardens on display and a scenic lake to rest alongside. All in all a beautiful day out.

Thank Calvin Rion N
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

Lovely place to go for a walk in the park - or to cycle - or a picnic - or to feed the ducks. The botanical gardens are very peaceful if you're looking for somewhere to relax in the sun or a romantic location for...More

1  Thank Sara C
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

I found this botanical garden very soothing to my soul in that it was so very green and cool to the heat. Very clean compared to other parks. Nice place to braai and relax with your family

Thank Jacques B
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

Johannesburg itself is like a botanical city to start with. Its really pleasant to go for picnic and enjoy as a couple or as a family. Very beautiful.

Thank ArzuUzel
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Gardens and dam are lovely - you can go for a picnic, for a lovely walk or even run and there is a separate section where you can take your dogs for a walk. The place is very peaceful and there are enough trees...More

1  Thank Carmel M
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well maintained and clean, nice grassy shady spots to have a picnic and play some ball games or frisbee.

Thank Mari V
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

We drove to the botanical gardens and were pleasantly surprised! Especially by the fountains in the rose garden section of the park. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, and the families were out in force, but it didn't feel chaotic in the least. Lots of...More

Thank africanaddict
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emarantia97
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours sunrise to sunset, 7 days. No charge.
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Acerebel18
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.
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