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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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“bird hide”(21 reviews)
Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful nature welcomes visitors and the rushing water of the Witpoortjie Waterfall, gushing from a height of 70 metres, soothes and revitalises careworn city-dwellers. The garden is home...more
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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed today

beautiful and tranquil day out , elders and or entire family , it is an excellent outing in the city, in nature... and there was an eagle in the mountains just above the waterfall

Thank Zubair B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great botanical garden! There is that magnificent waterfall. Many routes to walk, some really close to nature, some paved. Sasol Dam hide gave many nice birds. Lot of flowers all around. Just wear decent shoes. 50zar is very low price for all you will...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful indigenous gardens with lovely walkways. The highlight is the waterfall and the off chance of see the eagles and their chicks on the cliffs adjacent to the falls. Being there takes you far from the City, but you don't even leave the City. It...More

Thank samaki2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place .Very neat and the place caters for children. Lots of activities and also very peacefull. This place is very well managed

Thank theresalombaard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I always visit these gardens at the end of our holiday and before an evening flight out. The gardens have a very peaceful, relaxing feel and are developing all the time. You can see many different birds and at this time of...More

Thank 156ceejay
Andrew H, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a mental breather not far from the city lights, visit these gardens. You will get lost in nature which includes stunning garden, a gorgeous and breathtaking waterfall and refreshing hikes. Not sure how safe the hike is, didn't venture too...More

Thank Lerato M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to visit with friends and family. Great walking trails. The waterfall is wonderful. However, the amount of litter, paper napkins, chip packets etc is shocking. Where are the grounds staff? Is no one checking and cleaning the place or is it...More

Thank 577luigiz
Andrew H, Manager at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear 577luigiz We are very surprised to hear you comments. This by no means what the average visitor experiences and we are regretful that you had this experience. The Garden is very actively managed, although on Sundays we only have two ground staff. We are...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful outdoor spots in Gauteng for hikers, family, couples and events on Gauteng. Very popular with nature lovers and families. Ideal for eagle spotting as well, as it’s home to some eagles. The place is clean and safe, and has a...More

Thank Donchandon
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Water sisulu botanical garden is a good place to unwind , relax or going for a stroll type of place. Its very relaxing and soothing. Would highly recommend this place to visit the scenic gardens

Thank Honeyprince
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The botanical gardens pride itself for their eagles, but the entire park is well kept and peaceful. A great idea for an afternoon to destress and take in a natural beauty.

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25 April 2018|
Response from Tourlover2014 | Reviewed this property |
As per my knowledge, it is open on all days. The entry fee is R30 per adult. You can check on their website for more info.
17 December 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Property representative |
Mihali this is not a message platform, you may contact us on Facebook Messenger or via email or phone 0861001278 There is an entrance fee of R45 per person more information can also be found on our website
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