Parks and Gardens in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Botanic Gardens
This park is a mix of meticulously tended lawns and fountained terraces. Creative landscaping, traditional gardening methods, splashes of summer colour and subdued carpets of leaves in autumn constitute this botanic masterpiece. The stairways are lined with flowering cherry trees while old wood benches nestle in amongst the silver birches. Sundays herald croquet balls being driven over the green lawns, tea and cucumber sandwiches. Abundant flowerbeds feature as a backdrop in many bridal photographs while the herb garden remains an attraction to many. If you're an ambler, these splendid gardens must surely be first on your list of intended visits.

Johannesburg Zoo
Enjoy a relaxing day with the entire family wandering through the 54 acres of lush gardens. The wide variety of wildlife will enthrall and entertain you. Tours are available to enrich your zoological experience and the highly acclaimed night tours allow you to discover the mysterious world of nocturnal creatures.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie Waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300ha of landscape and natural veld areas, consisting of mosaic of grassland and savanna, with dense bush in kloofs and along streams. The variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species. A breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs alongside the waterfall, and the garden is home to 220 bird species and a number of reptile and a small mammal, including small antelope and jackal.

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191 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2132

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