Parks in Johannesburg

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List of The Best Parks in Johannesburg

Here is the list of 7 Parks in Johannesburg

1. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is a nature reserve in Roodepoort near Johannesburg. It is popular for a pair of Verreaux's eagles that reside in the Roodekrans Ridge and the beautiful Witpoortjie waterfall. It is also popular for birdwatching, with over 240 species of birds here. Guided tours are available.

2. Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the city’s Emmarentia neighbourhood. It is divided into different gardens, which feature a variety of indigenous and exotic plants, trees and flowers. The park is commonly used for jogging, walking, picnics, dog walking etc. and for events like Summer Sunset Concerts and kite-flying competitions.

3. Johannesburg Zoo Lake

Johannesburg Zoo Lake

Johannesburg Zoo Lake is a beautiful lake and public park that is part of the Hermann Eckstein Park opposite the Johannesburg Zoo. There is a 1.2km long walking path around the lake. It is also an excellent place for picnics, boating and canoeing. The famous Coronation Fountain built in honour of King George VI’s coronation is located here.

4. Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

A beautiful lush green area and a Johannesburg City Heritage Site, the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is situated next to the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. The reserve is divided into Melville Koppies East, Central and West. It is an excellent place for walking, hiking and walking dogs.

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5. Gillooly's Farm

Gillooly's Farm
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Gillooly’s Farm, located in Bedfordview, is a nature retreat famous for its nature trails and an artificial lake. It is the perfect location for picnics, birdwatching, and taking a calming walk in nature. A variety of birds and fishes can be spotted here as well.

6. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

The Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a stunning nature reserve situated about 10 km south of Johannesburg. It is the largest nature reserve in the Johannesburg Metropolitan area. It is popular for bird watching since it is home to about 230 bird species. It also houses over 240 large mammals.

7. James and Ethel Gray Park

James and Ethel Gray Park
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James and Ethel Gray Park is the most popular picnic spot in Gauteng and is located in Birdhaven, just South of the Melrose arch. The Sandspruit River flows across the park, and its steep banks provide panoramic views of the city. It has two playgrounds for children, numerous trails for walking, jogging and biking, and four ziplines.

This post was published by Monika Gautam

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