Emmarentia Dam and Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Olifants Road

Emmarentia Dam and Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

GardenPark/Recreation AreaNative Forests/PlantsCanoe/Kayak SiteProtected/Cultivated HabitatSailing/Row Boat LaunchDog Run


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The combined area of the dam and its gardens is over 81 hectares, which is fortunate as this glorious emerald of a park, with its contrasting areas of activity and serenity, draws an inordinate amount of visitors on a daily basis. The park is only six kilometres from the city centre.
Located at the northeast side of the park, the dam is a popular destination for energetic canoeists and small-boat enthusiasts. Sailing, canoeing and diving club facilities are housed on its eastern embankment.
The vast green surrounds are equally popular with dog walkers, cyclists and runners, while on weekends the sloped grass embankments are filled with picnickers.
It is open from sunrise to sunset, and there is safe parking from different access points in Thomas Bowler, Orange and The Braids roads. The main entrance is in Olifants Road.

+27 11 782 7064


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