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#1 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
If you are looking for; The best rooms, the best garden with pool, the BEST food, the best staff, sthe best horseback safari en the best experience hands on with little lion cubs.
Craig and Colin are both extremely knowledgeable about big cats, and lead informative and exciting walks around the reserve with some of the lions.
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#2 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
You can enjoy beautiful walking trails, See majestic nature such as the waterfall and the Verraux Eagles, have a picnic, breathe fresh and simply unwind with loved ones.
If you are in holiday in the Gauteng area, the Walter Suzulu Botanical Gardens is a must to see..! The gardens with its indigenous plants, various rock formations, its natural waterfall, watching the black eagle n...
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#3 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Well kept, beautifully laid out, lush green gardens filled with all types of birds together with a few frogs, reptiles, snakes, a duiker or two, lemurs etc. Well signposted with easy to follow paths.
Perfect for a outing with the kids, lots to do and lots to see, kids tend to love this a wide variety of birds lots to do and easily accessible from Johannesburg.
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Sterkfontein Cave Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
#4 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Combination tickets highly recommended best part of Maropeng trip is the underground boat ride and the caves is both a Fun and exciting experience , tour guide was also very informative with a great sense of humor .
The Sterkfontein Caves are a must see if you have a spare day when visiting Johannensburg To walk where world-renowned Australopithecus fossils, Mrs. Ples and Little Foot, were found, is indeed a special privilege.
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Wondercave Krugersdorp
#5 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The Wonder Cave is a natural limestone erosion found at the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
The cave has amazing stalagmites and stalactites and some amazing lighting and scenery.
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The Cradle of Humankind Greater Johannesburg
#6 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
... and our guide, Rebecca, gave a very informative tour explaining the geology and history of the caves and their formation and the discovery of these important human fossils and their archeological significance.
If you enjoy history and learning, I would highly recommend a trip to visit the cradle of human kind.. it’s a well research and nicely organized museum and cave adventure!
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#7 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Always an amazing outing Great picnic area and braai facilities Family friendly Great views of animals and reserve on your way to picnic area Real gem close to home
Amazing birding opportunities, stunning landscapes, beautiful picnic areas, restaurant as well as hiking and mountain biking trails.
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#8 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The some of the animals we saw were giraffe, hippos, wildebeest, rhinos, ostriches, eland, warthogs, springbok, wild dogs, cheetah, jaguar, marabou storks, sable antelope, cheetahs, zebras, and of course, lions, a...
Park and animals are very well kept in beautiful surroundings - game rangers and staff exceptional and ensured as many cars as possible were able to see the lion, cheetah and wild dogs being fed - can get really c...
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#9 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
... brake away from city live and to walk around and explore all the different kinds of plant species, to sit at the waterfall and hear the sound of water in the background and to see all the "dassies" on the trail.
Whether you plan a picnic under a tree, a birthday celebration for children, a fitness walk or whether you want to sit quietly and enjoy nature, there surely is a lot to do in this beautiful garden.
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Lory Park Midrand
#10 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The staff and volunteers are very informative and hands on, and you will often find them in the cages with the animals, interacting, feeding and ensuring they are all healthy.
The best part for me was how the Park is so interactive with visitors and the animals, with the option to touch or see certain animals up close was great and the kids loved the experience.
Delta Park Johannesburg
#11 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Delta park is a hidden gem and caters to everyone form dog walkers cyclists, park runners and families just wanting to enjoy a picnic in the park and have space for the kids to run and play.
The park provides is the ideal venue for a parkrun, the route meanders through part of the park and, in the autumn, provides lovely landscapes.
#12 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
There are paths to explore and open grassy field areas, marsh and reed areas, piknic areas, a rose garden, an herb garden, a succulents area, the lake area, there are benches to relax and sit for a while, a cafe o...
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
#13 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
This is a great place to spend time together as family, hiking, walking, horse back riding, play grounds, having a picnic, lovely trees, nature, animals to see, the animals are well taken care off.
Lovely nature reserve with a lot of trees and herbs, variety of bird species and a lots of wildlife.
#14 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Taste of home-baked delicacies at the tea garden, a ride through the roses... Walk through the rose exhibition and try to remember which rose is the most beautiful, delicate, or has the best smell.. Buy rose water...
You can walk around the nursery, they have a lovely coffee shop with light meals and a little shop where you can buy rose products.
#15 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
You have to come early to be able to visit and experience the different sections , the snakes , the aquarium , the monster , the picnic spot , the birds , the gorilla s , beer , lions , tigers , okapi ( only 15 on...
Good and spacious enclosures, the place is huge, with an amazing collection of animals, particularly African fauna, of course.
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#16 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
... around the spots marked on the map - Make sure you have enough time - at the end you cross the river with a cable car and this takes some time - You can also pack a picnic to enjoy afterwards - Pack sunblock, ...
Hennops Hiking Trail: Krokodilberg trail 10km Zebra trail 5km Dassie trail 2,5km After your hike you can braai and swim at the Picnic Spot, included in the day fee.
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#17 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
What a comprehensive history of South Africa is covered here and context is also given also after the amazing tour go to the museum highly recommended
Part of the park was closed for a function but we spent 2 hours in the amazing museum.Such an eclectic collection in a really modern unusual style of architectural building.I'm sure anything and everything about A...
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#18 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The picnic sites are absolutely amazing with washing up areas, ablutions with hot water, plenty toilet paper and hand towels and one has a jungle gym area for the kids, they also have braai areas and good sheltere...
It was a very pleasant and wonderful experience when we arrived at Posh Functions, the roads were good, we were welcomed with a smile, the food was good and the staff were very professional and friendly.
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Johannesburg Zoo Johannesburg
#19 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
I live in Asia but have a house in Joburg Every year my family visits this zoo Open plan like the animlas are 4 meters away from you You really need to visit this place and also take in the Lion park during your trip
Loads of animals, and when you and go on a Safari do the next best thing :) maps was easy to follow and the zoo was clean and tidy even though there was an run taking place and a school outing .
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#20 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The reserve offers lovely views and scenery - at times you see the city and surrounding areas, other times you're surrounded by nature and the beauty of unspoilt views.
With so many routes to choose from it is perfect for walkers, hikers, runners and families just out for a picnic.
#21 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Our little one just loved to see the animals.. Learn about the snakes and crocs and all other bits of info.
We arrived at 13.30 and got a guided tour of the crocodiles and alligators We were then lucky enough to see them being fed at 14.00.
#22 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The walking trail winds through the bush, within minutes you feel like you've escaped the city as you are serenaded by a plethora of birds and walk beside the zebra & buck.
The trail has all kinds of terrain (flat, steep up and down hill) and varies in terms of 'dry landscapes', lush 'forest' area with small streams, a bird hide and 'grass land'.
#23 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
I recommend every person who visits me from far, to go to the bird hide and just relax, watching the Blue Cranes or the Crested Cranes.
Favourite place/park in Pretoria
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#24 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Interesting tour
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#25 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
I loved every bit of this park! the open space and big gardens, when I'm there I feel peaceful!
A lovely little park with water, lovely for a picnic, pre debs photographs and the dogs; walk.
#26 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
We hiked through Faerie Glen as part of an organised hike from Moraleta Kloof nature reserve; meandering next to the spruit in this nature reserve.
This reserve is also nice to go for a run as there is a lot of trails that is mostly flat and running through nature beats the streets any day.
Melville Koppies Johannesburg
#27 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
We had a wonderful guided walk at Melville Koppies and were very pleased with the overall upkeep of this beautiful park, as well as the informative guides who took us on our walk.
The breaks in between allow one to catch their breath and just take in the lovely views of the grassland and the city, sounds of the diverse bird life and smells of some of the indigenous plants.
#28 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Nestled in the manicured lawns of the NIROX Sculpture Park are some of South Africa’s most innovative sculptured words of art, expertly curated for a one-of-a-kind experience.
In a calming and harmonious natural setting visitors wander past the many superb sculptures from South African and international artists.
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Zoo Lake Park Johannesburg
#29 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
Great picnic location or just for the lovebirds afternoon stroll, or for the health enthusiast the perfect location for jogging, lots of trees and pathways including ponds with ducks that kids tend to love or if y...
Beautiful park with lots of space available to put a blanket on the green lawn and enjoy a picnic as you watch the ducks float around on the tranquil lake.
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#30 of 123 Nature & Parks in Gauteng
The beautiful gardens and water features, the zoo animals, the chickens wandering among the tables begging for food, and the wild birds chirping in the trees all add to an enjoyable, tranquil outing.
Pity the Bird Park closed down The kids loved and enjoyed the Bird Park The restaurant served a tipical snack for kids