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.
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Venue Name:Emmarentia Dam
Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.
Type of Fun:Family Fun
TripAdvisor Traveler 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...
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...
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.