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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spotless upkeep and worth the entrance fee of R90. Lovely grass banks for picnics, restaurant and they also do picnic baskets. The view of the waterfall is awesome and do take the time to ask the guy with the large binoculars for a view of...More

Thank VaughnBotha
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun day of walking and seeing the beautiful vegetation of the Gautang area. Gardens, waterfall and meeting areas. Great for a conference to just a day of relaxing in nature.

Thank UtahTravelqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stone through away from the hustle and bustle of the city is what Walter sisulu National botanical gardens provides, lovely gardens, abundant birdlife, soothing waterfall and a pair of Verreaux's Eagles. A lovely spot to take the family out for a picnic and to...More

Thank Ubaidullah_E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gardens can be better maintained. You pay an entrance fee, but due to grass being wet because of watering, we could not find a spot near playground and restaurant with children.

Thank Linette2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we visit there have been something added or improvements are being done. A well thought out play area for the kids. The toilets need a good clean & maybe an upgrade.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sprawling, spacious and serene. A lovely green lung to the north-west of the city. Plenty of lawns to picnic with friends and family, children's play area, excellent bird hide, nooks and cranny's where you can tuck yourselves away for a little more privacy. The restaurant...More

Thank aliwil22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a hike with a few of my friends. We had a great time, a lot of sight seeing like plants and birds and great restaurants. Overall great cheap entertainment when a time away from the city life and time with Mother Nature is...More

Thank 438luciah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit with cool air and Nature shows it self How God created the universe. the park is clean and maintain by municipality you will enjoy the place

Thank samsonm504
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful, peaceful way to spend your time. Plenty of paths to walk on. A beautiful waterfall to observe and if you are lucky, you will see the resident Black Eagles. This time I found a complete Outdoor Gym, where you can exercise more than...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant outing for the family to have a picnic.Young men with trolleys will transport your belongings to your preferred site. Easy walkways through the garden. The kids playing area tends to be taken over by big family groups that leaves no place for "outsiders".

Thank Salome M
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21 September 2016|
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Response from kayleighcdc | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry that you feel that you were treated badly by the tour company. This should not happen but sometimes it does,. If you have your own transport I suggest that you could drive there or alternatively use Uber. The... More
21 April 2016|
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Response from AngelaMdhluli |
Unfortunately I called he offices and guess what I got false information actually de lady at reception didn't have time for me bcos she told me no and they don't host for a big number of which I have a friend dat booked... More
Helen B
28 December 2015|
Response from Colleen L | Reviewed this property |
The following is not allowed in the gardens: Balls, bats, bikes, kites, frisbees, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, fires, gas braais, dogs/cats, alcohol, musical instruments, radios/CD players.