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Walter Sisulu National Gardens
Johannesburg Attractions

Malcolm Road, Poortview,
Roodepoort

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086 100 1278


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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden (previously called the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The history of the Garden shows that it was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800's.

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. A list of naturally occuring trees is available.The variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species. View the seasonal highlights.

A breeding pair of majestic Verreaux's Eagles nest on the cliffs alongside the waterfall. The Garden is home to 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.

Several short walks run through the Garden and the surrounding natural areas. 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.

You may bring along a ready-made picnic, there are many shaded lawn areas. Please note that braais and gas fires are not permitted. We have adopted a 'Carry-in Carry-out' Litter Policy and request that you take anything you bring or buy back home for disposal.

Some of the Garden's special features
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• Witpoortjie Waterfall - the surrounding cliffs reveal the fascinating geology of the area.
• Black Eagles - the only pair of nesting Black Eagles in urban Johannesburg make their home on the rock face alongside the waterfall.
• Succulent Rockery - a variety of some of the unusual succulent plants of South Africa.
• SASOL Dam & Wetland - take a walk along the boardwalk through the wetland and visit the bird hide.
• Cycad Garden - a collection of these ancient plants from all over South Africa.
• Water Garden - a stream with a series of ponds and water-loving plants flows past the restaurant.
• Walks & Trails - take visitors through both the natural and landscaped areas.

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Entrance:
• Adults - R27
• Students - R22
• Seniors - R22 (Free entrance for senior citizens on Tuesdays)
• Scholars (children to Matric) - R12
• Children under 6 - free

Opening Times:
The Garden is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00, no entry after 17:00

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