Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Gauteng
Take a toy train ride through the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden and marvel at the 70m high Witpoortjie Waterfall - home to the only known breeding pair of Verreaux's (black) Eagles found in Johannesburg - or unwind in the company of 220 bird species and an abundance of animals.
The best time to visit the garden is in summer when all the flowers are in full bloom, there are many picturesque picnic spots where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
For the perfect function in natural surroundings, the Eagle's Fare Restaurant is ideal. It is also a perfect spot to enjoy something to eat, serving an assortment of delicious cuisine from a la carte meals to a Sunday buffet.
If you'd like some special insights, you can take a guided day walk, and in spring and summer, you can take a guided evening walk. Like many of South Africa's Botanical Gardens, music concerts are a regular feature for avid nature and music fans.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens:
Address: Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden | Malcolm Road | Poortview | Roodepoort | Gauteng Contact Number: +27 (0)86 100 1278
Adults: R40 pp | Students, Senior Citizens, Disabled: R27 pp (Senior Citizens Free on Tuesday) | Scholars : R15 | Children (under 6): Free
Monday to Sunday: 08:00-17:00