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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rose garden” (31 reviews)
“dog walking” (14 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (10 reviews)
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 782 7064
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"rose garden"
in 31 reviews
"dog walking"
in 14 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 12 reviews
"green lung"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 4 reviews
"picnic blanket"
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"car guards"
in 9 reviews
"concrete jungle"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"trees"
in 29 reviews
"canoe"
in 10 reviews
"nature"
in 27 reviews
"joggers"
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"fountain"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely spot to walk yout dogs, cycle, jog and have a picnic in dog-free zones The doggy area includes a dam and lots of space for dogs to romp and run. This area is shared with cyclists and joggers so keep an...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, also locally referred to as Emerentia Dam, is a safe place to walk with your family and dogs (without leashes) during day time. You can easily walk a round trip of 5 km and enjoy the beautiful nature in the middle...More

Thank Herman W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Sadly the reality of the park is not anything like the pictures on the website. Poorly kept and uninviting. The Rose garden was very lacking. One wonders if there is no budget to maintain luscious gardens. Very disappointed. More can be done.

Thank Aeon L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

It was just okay. I wasn’t impressed at all, however, there is a great dog park near by and the botanical garden park is a great place to go walking.

Thank btraveler36
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

A break from the urban sprawl, lots of places to walk, feed ducks, look at the fountains and roses. Even a small playground for little ones, lots of ice cream and lollies being sold

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We've been going to this park for the past 17 years and is well maintained and a great place to take kids and dogs and go running or cycling.

Thank JFD_13
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fantastic place to ride your MTB, walk your dogs, take your kids to run around or have a romantic picnic with your loved one

Thank 867colleenh
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Visited before Christmas with adults, young children and teenagers. What a beautiful place to wander around. Loads of little quirky gardens to look at plus the waterfall. Only downside for our party was the disappointing lunch. We had to wait an absolute age, and when...More

Thank ElizabethFlan43
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Large, safe, central, clean, majestic. Well maintained. Lake, cycling, dog walking and picnicking. A joy savored by locals.

Thank Grantrexcycling
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I have been to The botanical garden on many occasions and sat in various areas of the park, most often we find ourselves in The Rose Garden. Many times we have been and enjoyed ourselves with different amount of friends and family each time.I have...More

Thank Amy P
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emarantia97
1 February 2018|
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Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours sunrise to sunset, 7 days. No charge.
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Acerebel18
31 October 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.
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