Botanical conservation garden laid out exclusively with Southern African plants, with associated 275ha. of nature reserve, and a number of feature areas to visit. There is also a lovely restaurant in the garden together with a children's play area.
At the Witpoortjie Waterfall we have a resident pair of Black Eagles nest and breed annually.
Beautiful garden, with a somewhat intense hike up the hills though. But its definitely worth it once you get to the top, the views are magnificent and span as far as the eye can see. An awesome way to start your Saturday or Sunday.
I had gone for a hike, specifically so I did not get a chance to explore the garden and walking trails. I will certainly go back to explore more soon.
What a gem. Beautiful scenery, black eagle breeding pair can be seen flying about. Waterfall, picnic spot. I love the fact that they search bags to ensure no liquor is taken in to the park.
There are good hiking trails, space for kids to run and play, enough places to get something to eat if you have not brought anything with you.
Bathrooms are clean and well maintained.
11 months ago
Beautiful, calm, clean and well looked after. You can have your picnic peacefully at the venue. Entrance fee is quite affordable. There's also a hiking trail for the whole family. Oh not to forget the gorgeous and breathtaking waterfall. On site restaurant too!
4 weeks ago
I've come here twice before with people and mostly would picnic in the gardens. This was my first time coming alone and I decided to explore.
This place is absolutely beautiful and needs at least 5+ hours to explore fully. I walked around the whole reserve, following all of the pathways to see where they'd lead. There's a quiet jungle gym and garden down one of the pathways, a good place to escape the bustle of the main gardens. If you continue further down that path you will come to a bird lookout. Allow yourself 10 minutes or so to sit and appreciate the various bird families that live in the pond. If you can stay quiet for a few minutes the wildlife comes to life before your eyes. I've never really understood the appeal of bird watching before, but I get it now, very therapeutic. Throughout the reserve you will notice various bird families and hear their melodic chirping.
I didn't get a chance to hike up the waterfall, will definitely do it next time. I spent too much time wandering the gardens and pathways, but overall a beautiful day spent in nature.
Take note that they only accept cards at the entrance, no cash. R65 for adults.
Absolutely stunning!!! Worth a visit however be there early to avoid queues and to get parking. Bring your own picnic stuff, assistants with flat trolleys will transport your stuff from your car right to your picnic spot...Bliss!
There is a ice cream van on the weekend serving soft serve and and a little 'train' ride for toddlers.
Don't miss the hike and waterfall at the end.
A beautiful way to spend a weekend... don't miss it!!!