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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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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 to a pair of breeding Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) which have become proud symbols of this majestic garden. Walking, hiking, picnics, exercising, bird watching, relaxing, nature appreciation, are some of the popular activities of visitors to the garden.
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Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa
+27 86 100 1278
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

What a great day to spend outdoors with nature. Had such a pleasant day out with various walks that were not difficult. The beautiful waterfall & eagles ( which I never saw today) they offer free entry for pensioners on a Tuesday or special price...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I always come here and the gardens are absolutely gorgeous.. If you're looking for a romantic place to have a picnic, or a good place to jog this is the place to come to

Thank Kelley94
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the botanical gardens with friends for a picnic and the experience was great . I have been here many times and each times is as good as the last . The place never disappoints , it's always clean and peaceful with no disturbances. The...More

Thank Phila D
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A visit to these spectacular gardens is a must. So many paths to walk and climb up the mountain or you can just sit and picnic, and enjoy the beauty of Nature. There is a Restaurant if you'd prefer to eat there. A wonderful day...More

Thank birkettnh
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had a picnic with the whole family (from toddlers to grand parents) and it was a very good day with lots to see an nice play grounds for the kids. Beautiful hiking trails.

Thank Thinus O
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place .. really worth the visit.. kids loved the hike ... awesome place to just relax and unwind ...

Thank Akter L
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a special place to go, relax with a picnic under the trees, go for a walk up the mountain, or just gentle stroll around the gardens. The on site restaurant is ok-ish if the owners think ripping people off is fair game they...More

Thank PhilAyres
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Big and beautiful indigenous gardens with the focal point being the waterfall cascading down the cliff face. The Black Eagles reside close to the top of the waterfall. You can walk around the well-maintained pathways or go on the wild side and climb to the...More

1  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I've been here many times. The gardens are well kept with plenty of indigenous plants. We ate in the coffee shop the food is average and the service a little slow however, the staff are keen to please. I would recommend a visit.

1  Thank Oakridge_9
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit my wife go regularly on a Tuesday which is free for pensioners the scenery is great as is the bird life , my one complaint is in the men's toilets there is never anything to dry your hands on only...More

1  Thank Lepisdore
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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
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
27 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.