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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

  • 4.6

  • from 14079 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 14079 Google reviews

Shruti Mangal

9 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

7 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Kogie Ramsamy

a month ago


I have always wanted to visit and finally did for a family reunion. What a beautiful garden/park. Clean, peaceful and so beautiful. The obvious crowning glory is the waterfall. What a beautiful sight ๐Ÿ˜. Beautiful hiking paths and shady spaces for a relaxing picnics. Loved the walk through the shade paths along the river and the description of the various rock formations. Definitely will go back to climb up cliff to see the black eagles.

Haseena Saley Craigie

5 months 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.

Beaulene van Staden

3 months ago


This botanical garden is such a nice place to visit! It is well kept, the grass is beautifully cut and green. Even though it is slightly dry here and there, it was still a pleasure to visit. Waiting for some rains to fall and will be visiting again! A lot of running area for kids with a nice play area, there is also a train which I think was R20 per ride that does a round in the gardens. Entrance was R70 per adult! Really worth visiting.

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+27 86 100 1278

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