For the 2010 South Africa visitors looking for an afternoon escape from Johannesburg city ambiance, this may be your cup of tea. It will show you Africa as it can be a stone throw away from a 13 million people metropolis. You will need a car or taxi /driver to get there. Its a +-30min ride from town on large comfortable roads passing large malls and numerous town house complex developements.
The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg offers a haven of tranquility that is boosted by quality music Sunday 1pm concerts in the winter season. No Rap etc there it will be classic or instrumental or voices that can mingle with nature. Art display near the entrance are always there on sunny days and a lovely restaurant further down the trail and mini electric train fro the kids or the tired of walking complete the offerings. Don't miss near the exit/entrance there is an quarium with typical big lipped African river fish. You may recognize some cartoon like looking fish at his lovely plump lips that makes him/her awfully likable and kissable I guess. haha. Don't talk about taste when they look so cute.For details follow the link below .
It is the birthplace of the mighty Crocodile river that is born on top of a cliff and creates a lovely waterfall. The cliffs are home to some rare black eagles who often have babies and can be observed for a small donation by the name matching society usually present members who will give you all the explanation needed. Another large amount of these eagles can be found in the Marakele National Park when driving to the top 1900m see my Gallery for that. For lovers of winter flowers cactus, Ancient Cycades and many types of original South African species of plants this is the place to go.
A place you can feel safe bring a pick nick and relax let the kids play or have a snooze away from the crowd. You will need a car to get there. If you are there at the right time the setting is a stunning sunset venue just before closing. The closest shopping mall coming out the gardens offers an array of Japanese and western restaurants for the affordable purse. http://www.sanbi.org/sisulu/mainpage.htm