Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The natural vegetation of the area is known as the 'Rocky Highveld Grassland' and consists of a 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. The Garden is home to an abundance of wildlife. Over 220 birds species recorded on site. There are also a number of reptile and small mammals, including small antelope and jackal, which occur naturally in the Nature Reserve.
Admission fee's charged as follows...
* Adults R25,
* Pensioners & Disabled R20
* Students with valid student card R20
* Scholars R10
* Kids u/6 free
Botanical society memebers enter for free. Pensioners enter for free every Tuesday, except Public Holidays.
National Botanical Gardens, environmental education program and guided tours
* An outcomes-based schools' environmental education programme running in the Garden caters for school groups.
* Guided tours can be arranged for groups by appointment - Please contact us for details.
* The Garden has been voted the best picnic spot in Gauteng for 5 years in a row.
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