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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (29 reviews)
“dog walking” (13 reviews)
“water features” (10 reviews)
Olifants Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Clean beautiful and well kept. with food and drinks available or for a great picnic day. They have eagles residing on the cliff and this is a great attraction.

1  Thank R8409KSvictors
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We spent a hour here and it was well worth the visit. Could of spent a lot longer. The paths were nice and wide and the place was clean and well maintained. There was a lot of families present. The flower gardens were superb. There...More

Thank TaurangaTrout
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I ran around the gardens everyday for two weeks. It was the only time I felt relaxed while in Jo'berg. During the dry months it can get dusty, but when things warm up there are concerts and other events on here. Good for a walk...More

Thank Markus8888
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautiful park, with wide open space for picnics, bird photography, running or just enjoy the view. Free entrance when I was there, on a sunday. A really must see in Johannesburg.

1  Thank Lucas K
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went back to this park this week. It was clean and beautiful as when we visited years ago. Great place for a 5 km or so run or mountain bike ride. Safe parking and impeccably clean!

Thank Hooggenoeg
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went there to attend a wedding reception and what a delight it was. The grounds were clean and it was a beautiful place for the venue. Well done.

Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great dog friendly park. Lovely dams and views. Well secured and tended, especially beautiful in the summer.

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visit on the green hop and off bus through the wealthy, leafy suburbs of Johannesburg, a world away from the city and Soweto 20 minutes ride away.

Thank see-swim-hike
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 17 July 2017

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

1  Thank Samgaffor
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Response from Zana M | Reviewed this property |
No braai. Only picnic.