Clear your head at the serene Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden


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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden – Roodepoort

We are back with yet another Joburg Gem with the 947 Crew driven by Suzuki. Today, Noni and Melody drove to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort. It is the perfect escape from the hustle-and-bustle of Joburg.

Upon entry, the crew was greeted by an open area with benches scattered across the garden, a perfect place to read a book while connecting with nature. The benches have a note that reads as follows:

These benches are sanitised once per day.

For your safety:

Please sanitise before and after use.
Ensure 1.5m social distance.

As the Crew walked towards the sound of the waterfall, they came across several plant species that one can learn about through the boards and signs displayed at the garden. The garden also has a feature called the “People’s Plant Garden” which teaches us about the wealth and essence of African plants for daily life.

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The garden is also home to a number of bird and animal species including a porcupine. Although Noni and Melody didn’t come across it, they came across something else - a gigantic tortoise half the size of Noni.

The Crew finally made it to the other side of the garden with the most breath-taking waterfall, a picture-perfect moment for Melody. A couple of metres away from the waterfall was a man birdwatching and taking exquisite pictures.

There is a lot to get up to at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, including: hiking, running, bird watching and learning about its natural habitat. It’s a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy. For the entrance fee and more, check out more information here and here.

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