- Switchboard +27(0)86 100 1278
- Alternative number: 079 778 3851 (in use after hours, or as needed)
- Email: Sisulugarden@sanbi.org.za
- Open 7 days per week, including public holidays
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.
- Adults: R60
- Pensioners: R60 (free entrance on Tuesday)
- Students with valid student cards: R35
- Scholars: R20
- Children under 6 yrs: Free
- BOTSOC members: Free
- Please note: Entrance fees may differ on events days
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- End of Malcolm Rd
- Poortview, Roodepoort
- South Africa
- Postal Address:
- P.O. Box 2194, Wilropark, 1731
- GPS Co-ordinates:
- 27°50’40.7″E 26°05’13.8″S
- Long 27.84463 Lat -26.08716