Gauteng Parks & Gardens

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Visit the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

Where? Roodepoort
One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot ...

Diepkloof Park

Where? Soweto
The suburb famous for the Soweto Wine Festival - three nights of wine and festivities -, one of the founding places of kwaito (a style of hip-hop specific to South Africa) and where an estimated 40% of ...

Rosarium at Venning Park

Where? Eastwood
The Venning Rose Park was previously known as Eastwood Square. The name Venning Park honoured John Harold Venning, former Municipal Director of Parks who retired in 1940. Today the park is known as Rose ...

Dorothy Nyembe Park

Where? Soweto
Set in Mofolo North, in Soweto, Dorothy Nyembe Park is a 26-hectare area that you will know it by the unusual sculpted figurines that stand four to five times the height of men, their arms outstretched, trees ...

Bezuidenhout Park

Where? Kensington
Johannesburg is the commercial and financial epicentre of South Africa, and the starting point for millions of tourists. However, it also boasts a number of natural areas that are peaceful retreats from the ...

The Wilds

Where? Houghton
In the midst of the upmarket suburb of Houghton is The Wilds, a conservation area since 2006, and 16 hectares of incredible indigenous vegetation and lovely koppies. Through all of this ramble paths up ...

Luton Valley Bird Sanctuary

Where? Centurion
The pretty area of Tshwane incorporates the city of Pretoria and its surrounds, in the heart of the Gauteng Province. It is only a short drive from Johannesburg and its OR Tambo International Airport. And it ...

Mofolo Park

Where? Soweto
Mofolo Park, which you will find in Mzilikazi Street in Soweto, is a popular park amongst Sowetans and well known for the music concerts regularly held there – jazz festivals, gospel choirs, carnivals, ...

Mongameli Park

Where? Midrand
In the township of Ivory Park over 100 000 people live in shacks, close to Tembisa. The township lies midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, just east of Midrand. It was a seriously impoverished ...

Row Boats on Zoo Lake

Where? Saxonwold
Set on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and West World Street, virtually across from the Johannesburg Zoo, Zoo Lake is usually a hive of activity - dog walkers, joggers, skateboarders and kids. Zoo Lake is a ...

Visit the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Where? Muckleneuk
The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary lies in Muckleneuk and is a regular Sunday afternoon picnic spot for families. The area around the Blue Crane restaurant, which lies virtually on the dam and adjacent reed ...

James and Ethel Gray Park

Where? Melrose Arch
Locals who live close to James and Ethel Gray Park claim the park has the best sunrise view in the city. Early risers head to the park with their children and dogs, and the R5 million upgrade the park received ...

Wilgeheuwel Extreme Park

Where? Roodepoort
In 2007 the City turned an empty piece of land into a 1.22 hectare park with landscaping, children's play area, mini soccer field, a fountain and trees - in similar fashion to television series that have made ...

MonteCasino Bird Gardens

Where? Fourways
Experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only facility of its kind in Africa. Here, families and nature-lovers can marvel at the largest and most diverse private collection of African ...

Golden Harvest Park

Where? North Riding
Golden Harvest Park is situated just behind the Northgate Coca Cola Dome in the northern suburb of Northwold, in Johannesburg. The park is beautiful, a space in which people enjoy walking their dogs and a ...

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