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


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Margot P Says:

A break from the urban sprawl, lots of places to walk, feed ducks, look at the fountains and roses. Even a small playground for little ones, lots of ice cream and lollies being sold

JFD_13 Says:

We've been going to this park for the past 17 years and is well maintained and a great place to take kids and dogs and go running or cycling.

867colleenh Says:

A fantastic place to ride your MTB, walk your dogs, take your kids to run around or have a romantic picnic with your loved one

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