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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

  • The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens outside Krugersdorp, West Rand
The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens outside Krugersdorp, West Rand  © Kgb224 , Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Previously known as the Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens before being renamed, the gardens continue to delight both locals and foreign visitors alike with it's wonderful floral displays spread across 300 ha of parkland. The Witpoortjie (""white gate"") Waterfall is the centre piece of the gardens, with the crown jewels being a magnificent breeding pair of black eagles nested at it's summit.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
- 600 species of indigenous plants
- over 230 recorded species of birds
- wild flower garden
- interpretive walks through gardens
- trails
- 70-metre Witpoortjie Waterfall
- arboretum
- cycads garden
- succulent garden
- medicinal garden
- water garden
- breeding pair of black eagles
- Cafelivia restaurant
- Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery
- Eagle's Fare restaurant
- SASOL Dam & Wetland

FUTURE PROJECTS:
- conservatory and green house
- concert stage
- wildlife-friendly garden demonstration
- geological garden
- fragrance garden for the blind

EVENTS
- classical / jazz picnic concerts every Sunday in Winter
- carols by candlelight in December
- spring plant fair

ADDRESS:
30 kilometres west of Johannesburg
Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort

HOURS:
- open daily from 08:00 to 18:00

Entrance fees (Nov 2006):
- R18 for adults
- R5 for students/scholars
- free entrance for senior citizens on Tuesdays

CONTACT DETAILS:
Tel: +27 11 958 1750
Fax: +27 11 958 1752

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