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 Biodiversity 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.

Also a Geological Garden, 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.

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Ekala Family & Guides

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of South Africa’s history, culture and wildlife.

With our vast experience and expertise, we will ensure you leave with a camera full of memories.

We will endeavour to personalise your tour according to individual time and requirements.

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Promote conservation and education.

As Kruger and Pilanesberg National Game Parks

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