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“Amazing Family Venue” 5 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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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Amazing Family Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great place to spend time with your family. Nice quiet places to go and hide away for a private picnic. The big water fountain is where we spent our first afternoon. Very Very Nice!

Visited September 2013
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Greenery and Serenity in the middle of Madness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Took a day trip here during the vacation early this year. It was the perfect setting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Recommended for a day outing.

Visited January 2013
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Boskruin, Johannesburg
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Water and walks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Lovely walks past the water, through the rose gardens, and even Shakespeare's Garden - bring some bread for the ducks and geese, and a picnic for yourself

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant afternoon walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful rose garden. Caters for young and old walks, cycling and dog walking without interferance of individual space. Will definitely go there again.

Visited July 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We came to the botanical gardens by accident, we wanted to go to the Walter Sisulu gardens, it was a blessing, we had an amazing day picnicking under the trees in the rose garden

Visited January 2013
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