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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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“black eagles”(63 reviews)
“bird hide”(21 reviews)
Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful nature welcomes visitors and the rushing water of the Witpoortjie Waterfall, gushing from a height of 70 metres, soothes and revitalises careworn city-dwellers. The garden is home...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the visit, plenty of paths you can take to get into more indigenous plant life. Lots of lawn on which to picnic. Interesting rocks to look at and the waterfall and rock face are pretty. All in all a good way to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donovans676
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens is a great way to experience Joburg like a local, and have a great time as well! Take a picnic and some board games, stroll through the thematic botanical displays in the gardens, and have a cup...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent reserve in a tranquil setting. The eagle watch experience is something special. Worthwile visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to go if you are looking for a date ideav whether it is picnic under a tree or a nice brunch or lunch at the cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank erikaels
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 km from 14th avenue offramp on the N1 highway. A natural basin protected by sheer cliffs, nestled against the beginnings of the Magaliesburg mountain range. Waterfalls and 3 foot eagles. Guided and free walking trails, lovely place to picnic, walk, meditate or just drink...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharonwaddington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a short drive out of Johannesburg, this outdoor attraction is not to be missed. Bring your picnic, or eat at the restaurant, bring your hiking boots, or a good book and blanket, or your binoculars to view eagles and many other birds. Come alone,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kirstenJohannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the best outdoor picnic area in johannesburg for all ages,wether family or team building activities .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rosemazi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very friendly and helpfull staff. very safe parking with security personnell present. easy asseability and wheelchair friendly and assesability for people with diasability. very clean with nice restrurant on premices

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ronels2017
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We took some overseas visitors on Monday to this awesome venue and it did not disappoint, what a beautiful walk to the waterfall followed by an lovely lunch at the restaurant. The staff at the restaurant were exceptionally pleasant and can be commended on their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Moira_Bannister
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow. What an amazing place. You could easily spend the whole day here. A perfect place for a picnic. Everywhere was so clean and it's great to see people bring their rubbish away with them. It was R130 for 2 adults and 2 kids and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 13, 2018|
Response from Andrew H | Property representative |
R50 per adult
November 13, 2018|
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Response from Lids01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Entrance fees are R50 per adult. I am not sure about alcohol but we took a backpack with some refreshments and a bite to eat.
April 25, 2018|
Response from Tourlover2014 | Reviewed this property |
As per my knowledge, it is open on all days. The entry fee is R30 per adult. You can check on their website for more info.
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28-hr layover in JNB; Walter Sisulu Ntl Botanical feasible? (13 Replies)
Hello, all, I will have a 28-hr layover in Johannesburg (international flights). I'd like an opportunity to walk about, outside & though I've not been there, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens looks very appealing to me (a nice respite before the long flights back to the USA). Is it feasible to do these gardens from/to the airport in, say, maybe 4 or 5 hours? If so, how would one get there/back to the airport? Many thx in advance for any advice. Linda
March 04, 2014|
Response fromAndrew C|
It is feasible if you hired a car. However it is on the other side of the city from the airport and would take you almost 1.5 hours to drive there, depending on traffic. Also as you are entering the country and will need to go back through customs, locals tend to get to the airport 3 hours prior to departure, so Just be aware of that as well. Somewhere closer might be the Melville Koppies, Zoo lake or even Groenkloof Nature reserve might be a little more accessible - as you can get there...More