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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 8 December 2016

What a wonderful place to visit in the bustling city! We enjoyed the geology hike and had a lovely picnic in the gardens afterwards. One can spend hours wondering around and I can recommend making a day of it to relax and enjoy the peaceful,...More

1  Thank oosie_89
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a very relaxing natural environment. Kept very clean and beautiful. As adults we could stay out the entire day but when with kids do take along entertainment.

Thank MrsBLM
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I love to walk their trails and watch all their bird species including the nesting pair of Verreaux Eagles right by their beautiful waterfall. And to end a perfect day by enjoying refreshments at their restaurant.

Thank LuxuryEscapesSA
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A beautiful place to have a relaxed picnic with your significant other or with a bunch of friends. Also a wonderful place for kids to run around and have fun.

Thank adbart
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The botanical gardens are such a beautiful please, on our doorstep. Pack a picnic basket, take a blanket and spend a few hours or a day in this beautiful place. There's a restaurant where you can get some food, but the service is slow and...More

Thank Rya-Mari M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Really a nice garden with outdoors gym equipment,nice waterfall and safe area where you can walk in peace,see birds at the lakes and enjoy flowers and trees and the shade from the trees,nice bar,restaurant and really interesting succulent garden. cA top spot for a picnic...More

Thank sirjhp
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

No better place to go on a sunny day. Pack a picnic basket, take the kids and friends and relax on the lush lawns. Take nice long walks to the waterfall to see the eagles' nests. Take the train for a drive through if you...More

Thank Cecile L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have an oppurtunity to visit this place once a week and the love the calm atmosphere,cleanliness of the gardens,the open space that provides refreshment

Thank Judyjrosco
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love having picnics at the botanical gardens with friend and family in the picturesque setting with a stunning waterfall and hiking trails. There is also a restaurant / tea garden for those who don't want to pack a picnic basket. There are also porters...More

Thank 61renierp
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of seniors. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was good. Have had other pleasing experiences at the restaurant : lunches and a wedding and it was always a great meal. The gardens are immaculately kept, seasons allowing. There are wheelchair...More

Thank coolopa
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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.