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“A little time out from the hustle and bustle”

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
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$151.15*
and up
Gardens in the City Private Tour in Johannesburg
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Roodepoort
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 to a pair of breeding Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) which have become proud symbols of this majestic garden. Walking, hiking, picnics, exercising, bird watching, relaxing, nature appreciation, are some of the popular activities of visitors to the garden.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 9, 2013

A very relaxing place to spend a few hours admiring the beautiful gardens, waterfall and the Eagles. Such a peaceful and tranquil place, you really feel like you're out of the big city once there, highly recommended.

3  Thank Lucy B
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Lithopman, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear LucyB

Thank you for your kind review of our Botanical Gardens. We hope to see you again in the garden soon next time you are in Jozi.

Kind regards
Andrew

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a very nice place to spend a day with family. Large open spaces, cool and tranquil atmosphere. A variety of plants and birds. We even spotted a turtle ! A river flow right through the Botanical Garden and the icing on the cake is the huge waterfall at the end of the Garden. Currently there is a nest of Black Eagles at the waterfall, an amazing site. You can come with your own food and drinks for a picnic or you can choose to eat and drink at the restaurant. Overall a very nice place to visit.

1  Thank Rajat S
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Lithopman, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear RajatS

Thank you for your useful review of our Botanical Garden, we are extremely pleased that you mentioned family, as we pride ourselves in being a safe and friendly place for family outings.

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Andrew

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Waterfalls, hikes, eagles and magical trees. Perfect place for a sunny afternoon picnic, easy going hike and peaceful relaxing day.

Thank JJakes30
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Lithopman, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear JJakes30

Thank you for your kind review of our Botanical Garden. It is very encouraging for us when locals such as yourself complimemt our work, which takes a team effort and loads of dedication to achieve.

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Andrew

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Beautiful park, created with passion!
Nice an quiet during the week, crowded with picnickers on weekends.

2  Thank Bel077
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Lithopman, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear Bel077

Thank you for your review of our garden we are always pleased to see international visitors coming to our garden. We hope you also enjoyed the rest of your visit to our beautiful country and hope you will visit South Africa again soon.

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Andrew

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to this facility for some years. It's good for taking in some nature and all round relaxation. You can enjoy a picnic while on the grounds, followed by a nice walk. There's also a lovely restaurant if you are not too keen on the picnic idea. Love the waterfall and the bird species. Take your camera along, as there are plenty picture moments/sights. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Vido934
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Lithopman, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Dear Vido934

Thank you for your review of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden we are extremely pleased that you enjoy our facility and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Andrew

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