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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 782 7064
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Calling this a botanical garden might be a bit of a stretch. There are garden areas (Rose garden, succulent garden, etc) but the majority of the area is a park with a small dam and stream running through it. Located north of Jhb's downtown area...More

Thank Laurence A
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is an awesome park still to chill,picnic and walk,unfortunately over the years it is GOING downhill.Firstly some mentally challenged folks are bringing dogs into area`s that do not allow dogs.2. The area`s that allow dog`s are carpeted with dog landmines which is making it...More

Thank Samgaffor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for when you want to take a time out from the usual hassle and bassle of Joburg life. Its also perfect for all sorts of sports activities. I generally like to just take some snacks, a book and enjoy the peacefulness. The park has...More

Thank suzaanrossouw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking dogs or just walking in this gorgeous park is always wonderful. There are so many happy people that it's such an uplifting experience. If you're a visitor to Johannesburg, do include this lovely outing into your itinerary. It's free, the parking is free and...More

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit especially in Autumn because of the changing colours of the leaves. It is strongly advisable NOT to go on your own and not walk around alone when no other people are there. Saturdays and Sundays are great days to go.

Thank jhnel
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

It's full of greenery and dam to near to it.. We can go for picnic and it is very good for the both young and adults to play over there.

Thank Keerthi Reddy Y
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The journey to the gardens sets up the atmosphere of how Joburg was developed from mining. The gardens are truly exceptional looking for the black eagle, watching the waterfall, viewing all the stunning trees and plants and culminating in the serenity of the dam watching...More

Thank 187069Steve
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Walk, walk and walk. Great landscape. Pet friendly area. Good for walk or ride. Nice place for a picnic or a family outdoor day. Beautiful flowers at the botanical garden also.

Thank 591jd649
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A great safe outdoors venue for a bit of fun in the sun. The gardens are stunning and the surrounding park is great for dogs to come and play and have fun

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My photographic club arranged an early morning visit to the dam so that we could take pictures as the sun came up. We arrived at around 06H00 and although it was early there were lots of people around enjoying the early morning fresh air. Some...More

Thank Howard L
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31 October 2016|
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.