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One of South Africa’s top botanical gardens, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort is also one of the prettiest and a regular winner of the Gauteng Province’s ‘Best place to get back to nature’ award. The diversity of colourful plant life and scenic setting make it a popular weekend sanctuary for city dwellers.
The garden is named after Walter Sisulu, a political activist who, like his good friend Nelson Mandela, was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial of 1964 and spent over a quarter of a century imprisoned. He died in 2003 and was given an official burial.
Central to the garden is the Witpoortjie Falls, surrounded by naturally occurring flora. Look out for a pair of Black Eagles that nest beside the falls, the splashes of white guano on the rocky cliff face giving away their location. From here, the Geological Interpretive Trail gives walkers a chance to climb to an... Show more
Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.