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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 13604 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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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 13604 Google reviews

Shruti Mangal

5 months ago


Beautiful park with a lovely waterfall. Great for picnics and hiking. Lovely place to spend a day in the great outdoors. Went on a busy day with a nice flea market and live performances. Great place for kids and adults alike, the kids play area was also good. The swings could be better maintained and so could be the toilets. Restaurant was okay too.

John Craig

2 months ago


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 😀

Haseena Saley Craigie

a month ago


Such a stunning place and it's like breathing clean, fresh air. There is ample places to have a picnic and the views are immaculate. The only downside is that there are no Bins so you have to literally carry your garbage around but it's good for the environment I suppose. Just be sure to take something for your litter.

Sue Lala

a month ago


It was so lovely to be back at the Botanical amazing to see it's open for picnics now and you can bring your family to have a great time. We did a 7.33km trail and went over the mountain, what an experience, my family wants to now do this at least once a month. After the trail, we stopped at the Restaurant for some refreshments, amazing service and it was just so relaxing. Loved it, and we will be back next time with the whole family.

Siveshan Pillay

2 months ago


A very timid and laid-back setting, where one can wind down and take in the natural world. Facilities are great, the park is well maintained, and is a great place for a picnic with the family. The hike is a bit challenging, however the views from the peak are rewarding. Prices are also affordable. Would recommend!

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+27 86 100 1278

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