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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” (30 reviews)
“dog walking” (14 reviews)
“water features” (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 30 reviews
"dog walking"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
in 10 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 12 reviews
"green lung"
in 5 reviews
"large park"
in 9 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 4 reviews
"full bloom"
in 4 reviews
"picnic blanket"
in 4 reviews
"car guards"
in 9 reviews
"concrete jungle"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"trees"
in 28 reviews
"fountains"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We walk our dogs at Emmarentia Dam on a regular basis. It is just so refreshing to go for an early morning walk and breathe in some fresh air. It is a green lung in a concrete jungle. It is so good to see that...More

Thank lfrauenstein
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you wanna experince an outside buffet on a Sunday afternoon. Thats the place to be. For those who love swiming. You can have a dip in the pool between servings.

Thank Sips027
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are a dog lover this place is a must, as it is a great place for dogs & their owners to socialize. Dogs love paddling in the streams & swimming in the dams & one can get in a good walk at the...More

Thank dee590
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, large & well kept. Not quite what I expected growing up with Kirstenbosch in Cape Town, but lovely park even if it's status as a Botanical garden seems a bit misplaced.

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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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