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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 13319 Google reviews

About the garden

Botanical conservation garden laid out exclusively with Southern African plants, with associated 275ha. of nature reserve, and a number of feature areas to visit. There is also a lovely restaurant in the garden together with a children's play area. At the Witpoortjie Waterfall we have a resident pair of Black Eagles nest and breed annually.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday: 08h00 to 17h00

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.




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  • 4.6

  • from 13319 Google reviews

John Craig

in the last week


A truly fantastic botanical garden, offering a range of casual walks and rugged geological hiking trails for more adventurous sightseers. The gardens are well laid out and kept in stunning condition. There's plenty for the whole family to do, including play parks and trails for younger children, a beautiful restaurant and lots of open space to sit down, relax, and enjoy the view. The centre point of the gardens is the waterfalls, which is an absolute must see. There's a rugged path that leads to the top of the falls and up into the surrounding hills. It's tough going, hard on the knees but the views make it altogether worthwhile. Will definitely be back 😀

Candice Thebus

6 months ago


Beautiful garden with waterfall view. Ideal for walks and picnics. Family friendly. May sight eagles, various species of birds. Has a wide variety of plants and flowers. Restaurant on site. Entrance fees: Adult, R65. Pensioner, R65 (Free entry on Tuesdays) Student, R40 (valid student card required) Scholar, R20 (grades 1 – 12) Children under 6 years, Free

Naledi Makaba

9 months ago


Beautiful garden, with a somewhat intense hike up the hills though. But its definitely worth it once you get to the top, the views are magnificent and span as far as the eye can see. An awesome way to start your Saturday or Sunday. I had gone for a hike, specifically so I did not get a chance to explore the garden and walking trails. I will certainly go back to explore more soon.

Xoli S

a year ago


Beautiful, calm, clean and well looked after. You can have your picnic peacefully at the venue. Entrance fee is quite affordable. There's also a hiking trail for the whole family. Oh not to forget the gorgeous and breathtaking waterfall. On site restaurant too!

Alicia K

a year ago


Absolutely stunning!!! Worth a visit however be there early to avoid queues and to get parking. Bring your own picnic stuff, assistants with flat trolleys will transport your stuff from your car right to your picnic spot...Bliss! There is a ice cream van on the weekend serving soft serve and and a little 'train' ride for toddlers. Don't miss the hike and waterfall at the end. A beautiful way to spend a weekend... don't miss it!!!

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+27 86 100 1278

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