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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great scenic botanical garden! Loads of space to relax, have a picnic and take walks or hikes. Has a beautiful waterfall and a peaceful vibe. I proposed to my fiancée here.

Thank KishanRama
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very nice place to visit with a Black eagle nest at the waterfall and very nice walks in the gardens

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visit this place and get there with UBER which we can really recommend. The admission is not to much and you are able to visit a beautiful botanical garden with a great variety of animals. We saw turtles, birds, lizards, butterfly...More

Thank Our-Life-Journey13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here..its was a very pleasant walk..friendly service, beautiful walk with great views..the waterfall..fresh clean air - a very pleasant day out.

Thank Carlo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my if all else fails, there an awesome place you'll never go wrong at. I've visited this place so many times, i lost count. It gives off a calmness about it. bring family bring friends, bring active pals because it offers different hiking...More

Thank Leera1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try it. A nearby gem.. do the mountain walk. Take a hat and sun-cream in summer. Enjoyed the waterfall and climb.

Thank oceanmasterza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up spending Freedom Day at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed a relaxing picnic on the lawns and truly enjoyed the day out. The Gardens offer a peaceful sanctuary to the busy city life of Johannesburg and I can truly suggest...More

Thank Renier F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely treat to be able to walk around these gardens and see the waterfall. Wish we had been better prepared and taken a picnic with us. Lots of people picnicking and having fun with their families. Some amazing trees, plants and art work.

Thank Sarah3Slater
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The impressive gardens with waterfall are named in honour of the late ANC stalwart Mr Walter Sisulu who, together with former president Nelson Mandela, led the struggle for a democratic South Africa.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for a family picnic Whether it before for Christmas or New Years Area is nice and big. Downside is that you're not allowed to play sport (we learnt the hard way lol) Beautiful waterfall followed by a scenic hike up the mountains. Great...More

Thank Nikhil P
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I was treated disrespectfully. (On the phone) by the female who handles tours. When I asked if I could join a tour as a single person, she laughed. Unless she was laughing at something else, I find her attitude disrespectful. My enthusiasm to visit your garden has diminished. I am an overseas visitor and have never been treated like this. The line was so bad that I couldn't make out what she was saying. I gave her my long distance number and she hasn't called back
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
Morning I would like to know if I could host a garden wedding in de yards and how much would it cost for 150 (guests
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
Is it possible to bring wine to your picnic? Or does this fall under the 'no drinking in public' law? Thanks!
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.