Set in the heartland of Joburg, Emmarentia Park has two major attractions for visitors. The Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, and Emmarentia Dam. The garden has seven distinct gardens – the Herb Garden, the Hedge Garden, the Succulent Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, the Chapel Garden and the Arboretum (a collection composed exclusively of trees). The dam offers rowing enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy their sport within the city. The dam attracts a variety of bird life, while on the wide spaces to the north west of the dam people walk their dogs, picnic, jog along the pathways, or simply chill out.

Have you been here before? Rate and review your experience below!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from Emmarentia:

Emmarentia Dam and the surrounding botanical gardens provide a beautiful green space and recreational area for Joburgers and visitors alike.


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

ratingBased on 401 reviews

Amy P Says:

I have been to The botanical garden on many occasions and sat in various areas of the park, most often we find ourselves in The Rose Garden. Many times we have been and enjoyed ourselves with...

lfrauenstein Says:

We walk our dogs at Emmarentia Dam on a regular basis. It is just so refreshing to go for an early morning walk and breathe in some fresh air. It is a green lung in a concrete jungle. It is so...

Sips027 Says:

If you wanna experince an outside buffet on a Sunday afternoon. Thats the place to be. For those who love swiming. You can have a dip in the pool between servings.

Write A Review
© TripAdvisor 2015
More in Family Fun, Outdoor & Animal Outings
Catch The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! With These Family Value Packages

Don't Miss The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Both young and old are invited to enjoy an extraordinary family......