Gauteng Parks & Gardens

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Destinations in Gauteng

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Joubert Park

Where? Johannesburg Central
Joubert Park lies right in the city centre, the heart of Johannesburg, just behind the Noord Street taxi rank. It's the oldest park in the city, proclaimed in 1906. Like the inner city, the park forms part 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 ...

Visit the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens

Where? Emmarentia
The Garden is home to more than 198 bird species and a number of reptiles and small mammals such as the common duiker. Special features are the tree wisteria (Bolusanthus speciosus) avenue and special ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bokkie Park

Where? Boksburg
Bokkie Park in East Rand, Gauteng is a great place to bring the family for a fun filled day out. Children will enjoy the playground and will love the petting farm. Activities at the farm allow you to stroke ...

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 ...

Anton Smit Sculpture Park

Where? Bronkhorstspruit
Anton Smit Sculpture Park is an incredibly fascinating and stunningly beautiful park to visit. Looking over the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, this three hectare park has pristine lawns and bountiful gardens brimming ...

Rhodes Park

Where? Kensington
Unlike many of the parks in the townships of Johannesburg, some of which went up in a matter of days or weeks, Rhodes Park has been around forever. Consequently, it's filled with old trees and hidden corners, ...

Orlando West Regional Park

Where? Soweto
The park in Orlando West, Soweto, opened on Peace Day 21 September 2009 on what used to be a dry piece of land with little greenery, overlooking the Orlando Stadium. The park is not only a series of sport ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gillooly's Farm

Where? Bedfordview
Gillooly’s Farm offers a place of serenity and escape, a veritable sanctuary from the non-stop pace of the City of Gold, as Johannesburg is affectionately known. It is in the upmarket town of Bedfordview, ...

Mushroom Park

Where? Sandown
Not everyone likes the huge hot air balloon that dominates the skyline at Mushroom Park, opposite the Radisson Blu Hotel. A few grumbles have been heard. However, that was before the grumblers knew that the ...

Rose Park

Where? Lenasia, Johannesburg
Set in the heart of Lenasia, Rose Park rests between Smarag and Argon streets. As its name suggests has an entrance lined with rose bushes that lead into the five hectare green space, past the fountain and ...

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