The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot.

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this is the home of a breeding pair of Verreaux�s Eagles that nest in the cliffs alongside the waterfall and this alone is worth the visit. With over 600 plant species and 220 bird species, as well as a number of reptile and small mammals such as antelope and jackal, occurring naturally in the Nature Reserve, the leisurely walks through the garden can be very relaxing but also exciting.  


Luscious shaded lawn makes for ideal spots to have picnics and there is also a wonderful nursery, a gift and book shop and a restaurant. Some selected weekends, the grounds play host to sundowner concerts with philharmonic and other bands.

 

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