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“Beautiful Jozi lung” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam
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$61.88*
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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #17 of 170 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Jozi lung”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

I love going to the botanical gardens and the Emmarentia. Safe open space for the entire family despite the odd one or two demented dog owners who insist on breaking the law and not leashing their dogs.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A day in nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

My family and I love visiting Emmarentia dam / Botanical Gardens in summer, it's so refreshing to just get away from the pollution and just 15 minutes away from home take a walk in the serene nature...

Visited February 2012
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful haven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Very well maintained area, with huge trees! Rose garden was pretty, but was disapointed that none of the fountains were in working condition and that they were rather dirty! Loved the ducks and the dam, was a very peaceful few hours spent at the Park. Lovely for joggers, walkers and bike riders.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Michelle L
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really well maintained and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great break from the city, close by. large open space, and forest areas to take a picnic basked and chill for the day.

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Thank Wayne B
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Ichikawa, Japan
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172 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautifully prepared garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Vast area managed but you can see places that needs funding to be repaired. This is problem seen all over Johannesburg.
Free parking. You can ride you bicycle inside the garden on bicycle path.

Visited November 2012
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