Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Not known for being an especially green city, this oasis in the west side of Johannesburg covers 741 acres (300ha), offering lush gardens and scenic hiking trails. The gardens are a terrific place for bird watching (over 200 species) and garden-enthusiasts interested in seeing a variety of flora and fauna (over 600 species). After a walk or hike, it is common practice to enjoy a picnic on the lawns at the foot of the breathtaking Witpoortjie waterfall.
Address: end of Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort
Telephone: 086 100 1278
Opening times: Daily 8am to 6pm, no entry after 5pm.
Admission: R25 for adults, concessions available.