10 Oct Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
So the man and I have started doing this date-day thing. I know, it’s disgustingly romantic and cheesy, and was completely all my idea. I do believe it was induced by an insecure moment that he was in fact about to leave me – proving that the years of Disney I have known all wrong. (P.S He wasn’t about to leave me, he was just playing PlayStation).
Anyway, this month it was my idea to head on a little picnic to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. I had been once for a friends birthday, and it rained so I left – not much exploring was done. The 3000 hectare reserve in Roodepoort, founded in 1982, brags a nine year vote of being the best place to visit in Gauteng. I’d have to agree.
So off we trotted (more like drove) with our picnic packed and armed with reading material, this was going to be a day where we did nothing but eat and enjoy nature. It was perfect. The sun came out (cue Annie sing-a-long). The gardens were empty. We even made it to the Waterfall – which, if I am cliche, was spectacular.
I have to say so myself: this was a dam fine idea…
Things you need to know:
- Adults: R40
- Pensioners & Disabled: R27
- University students (with valid student cards): R27
- Scholars: R15
- Children under 6 yrs: Free
- BOTSOC members: Free
- Pensioners: Free on Tuesdays
- Please note: Entrance fees are more on concert days – see Events
For enquiries call +27 (0)86 100 1278 or +27 (0)87 740 3639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find it:
End of Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa