Two of my favourite bloggers (Eager Journeys and GreenLydia) recently wrote about Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden here and here – and I knew that I just had to take the kids there. On Sunday we took a very impromptu trip to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. I packed a quick picnic and a blanket and off we went.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden was founded in 1982 and has been voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for 9 years in a row – and I can see why. The garden reminded me so much of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town – manicured lawns, indigenous flora and so much space!
Apparently there is a breeding pair of majestic Verreaux’s Eagles – but I never saw them. I was a bit bummed when I heard about that – but now I am just determined to visit again. However, we did see a gorgeous tortoise! It was bigger than my 2 year old.
The waterfall was absolutely beautiful and very popular. We spotted newlyweds having their photos taken in front of the them.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden is the perfect place to relax, in nature, in Johannesburg. So pack the picnic basket, blanket and sunscreen and find a spot under a tree where you can read a book while the kids play. Not in the mood to picnic? There is a restaurant located in the garden that has a children’s play area.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden
End of Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, Gauteng
Pensioners & Disabled: R27
University students (with valid student cards): R27
Children under 6 yrs: Free
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