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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam
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$58.66*
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Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #17 of 172 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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Perfect for picnics, relaxation, slow walks, fitness and chilling out! Well maintained. Place to be merrrrn...

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park to enjoy!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I love walking in the gardens, and my friends and i often take dogs walking in thedog permisseable part of the gardens. The water dams not only add to the beauty but great fun to see so many dogs swimming and meeting each other!.

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Picnic in the Park”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great for an afternoon picnic with mates and a chance to let the hound run free. Lots of open spaces for a bit of social cricket or a kick around.

Visited April 2013
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Krugersdorp
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A relaxing day with the family”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

With Johannesburg boasting to be the largest man-made forest in the world, this area is certainly living up to the reputation. It is quiet, well-kept and has an abundance of flora to keep all the botanists very happy. There is enough space to relax with your family and it is very accessible from all areas of Gauteng province. Money well spent.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always a joy”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Such a beatuiful place at the best of times and even nicer in Autumn when the leaves are turning. Our children love it to feed the ducks and watch the wedding photographs on the weekend. The fountains and rose gardens are one of our favourite spots, as is the shakespeares garden. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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