Entrance tickets can be purchased online at webtickets; at any Pick ‘n Pay Money Market or by card payment at the gate. Please note that we no longer accept cash payments.

Entrance fees

Adult: R80 off peak (April- August), R100 peak (September -March)
Student: R45 off peak (April-August), R50 peak (September -March)
Pensioner: Free entry on Tuesdays
Child: R25
Botanical Society members: 10% discount
Children under 6 years: Free
SANBI annual membership fees (excluding special events)

  • R800 per adult
  • R400 per child
  • R600 per student

Do’s and Don’ts/Rules & regulations


The garden is open every day from 08h00 to 17h00.

Contact Information

  • Switchboard +27(0)86 100 1278
  • Alternative number: 079 778 3851 (in use after hours, or as needed)
  • Email: Sisulugarden@sanbi.org.za

Urban wild, where eagles soar

The Garden and nature reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife with about 240 bird species recorded on site. A breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs near the waterfall. A surprising number of mammal species have been sighted recently, using camera trap technology.  The presence of these rather secretive animals is a sign that the ecosystem of the estate remains viable, despite being surrounded by development.

The natural vegetation of the area is a mosaic of three main vegetation types; Egoli Granite Grassland, Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld and Northern Afrotemperate Forest. This variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species.

This Botanical Garden was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800’s. The Garden has been voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for several years in a row.


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Physical Address

End of Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa.

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 2194,

GPS Co-ordinates:

27°50’40.7″E 26°05’13.8″S

Long 27.84463 Lat -26.08716

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