Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

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Description

The magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall forms the backdrop to this lovely botanical garden covering almost 300 hectares of both landscaped and natural veld areas.



Previously called the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden, the natural vegetation of the area is known as the "Rocky Highveld Grassland" and consists of a mosaic of grassland and savanna, with dense bush in kloofs and along streams. The variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species. seasonal highlights.




These fabulous gardens are also home majestic Black Eagles (Verreaux's Eagles), who nest on the cliffs alongside the waterfall. The garden has an abundance of wildlife. Together with the other 220 bird species, there are also a number of reptile and small mammals, including small antelope and jackal, which occur naturally in the Nature Reserve.




Take a stroll Several short walks run through the gardenand the surrounding natural areas. The SASOL Dam & Wetland has a boardwalk through the wetland and a bird hide. The JCI Geological Trail gives visitors the opportunity to not only walk along the Roodekrans Ridge and in the Nature Reserve portion of the Garden, but also to learn something about the fascinating geology of the area. Guided tours can be arranged for groups.




Need to know? The Garden is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00, no entry after 17:00. R30 for adults, R25 for students (with a valid student card), R12 for scholars (children), R25 for pensioners and disabled. Children under the age of 6 and Botanical Society members (with valid cards) have free entry.

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Customer Reviews

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Nice - I hadn't been to these gardens since about 1986... Wow! What a treat! Spent the whole day and picniced on the lawns.

Rebecca Pointer
South Africa

The best in the west rand - I love the place, its good for my and my friends we going back the on the 8th december with my friend to have a good time and braai

CHARLES NDLOVU
South Africa

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The best in the west rand…”  Read more

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