Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden Johannesburg
Spectacular Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, of 300 ha gardens and parkland – haven for birds in Johannesburg.
Opened to the public in 1987 as the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden. Second youngest of the nine South African National Botanical Gardens managed by the South African National Bio diversity Institute (SANBI). The botanical garden was renamed the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in March 2004.
This in honour of the late deputy president of the ANC, Walter Sisulu (1912-2003). The spectacular 70-metre Witpoortjie falls forms the centre piece and backdrop to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. Extending across 300 ha of parkland and include, a succulent rockery garden, medicinal garden, cycad garden, water garden, fern trail, wild flower area, arboretum, Geological Garden, a water wise garden, People’s Plant Garden, Birds and Butterfly garden.
Over 230 species of birds have been recorded in the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Signposted walks and trails crisscross the beautifully landscaped indigenous gardens, with over 600 species of indigenous plants. A naturally forested area next to the river and a nature reserve along the Roodekrans ridge. Natural vegetation of the Botanical Gardens is known as ‘Rocky Highveld Grassland’ consisting of both grassland and savanna, with dense bush in kloofs and along streams.
Over 230 bird species have been recorded in the Botanical Gardens, with a pair of magnificent Verreaux’s Eagles nesting on the cliffs close to the waterfall.
Private – Professional – fully guided tours – 7 days a week.
Different tour options are available – with different durations and prices.
Tour options to create a multi day local tour package:
- Cullinan Diamond Mine Surface Motorised Tour
- Cullinan Diamond Mine Historical Tour
- Ann van Dyk – De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary – cheetah and wild dog experience.
- Gold Mine tours – Johannesburg’s gold history.
- Soweto Historical and Cultural tour
- Johannesburg Historical and Cultural tour
- Constitution Hill including Constitutional Court
- Freedom Route – South Africa’s Journey to Freedom tour including the life of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against Apartheid.
- Gandhi Tour – Mahatma Gandhi’s Johannesburg heritage tour.
- Liliesleaf historical site including Umkhonto we Sizwe and the Rivonia Trial.
- Pilanesberg Safari – full day private safari or overnight/multi day safari
- Kruger Safari – private safaris with the greater Kruger National Game park.
- Elephant Sanctuary
- Monkey Sanctuary
- Pretoria – Historical and Cultural tour
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We personally conduct and organise all our tours and safaris as highly experience and professional guides.
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Our tours are non-invasive
Safaris are non-invasive with no wildlife interactions
Focusing on the national game parks – naturally wild.
As Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game Parks
We do not support private – commercially based “parks”
No prices on our website as we do not have set routes with set collection and drop off’s that waste a lot of your available and valuable time.
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If time is limited:
We will structure the tour from arrival to departure – including airport collection and drop off.
Using all time available as a fully guided professional tour.
Not simply a point to point mixed group drive around.
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