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Parks and nature in Johannesburg

Top parks

Athletics & Sports
“Large Park with a parkrun on a Saturday morning. As with all South African parks don't go alone.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Park
“The gardens grew out of a large rose garden that was established in 1964 and subsequently expanded from 1969 to cover an area of around 125 hectares. It is administered by Johannesburg City Parks”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“The park has a great jungle gym for kids. It also has a popular walking trail, and outdoor gym equipment. Closes at 6pm”
  • 15 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“-Melville Koppies Guided Tour - +27 11 482 4797. Melville Koppies, Melville (Parking opposite the entrance at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Rd, Emmarentia). Every Sunday (alternating between 08:30 and 15:00 departures every other week). Melville Koppies is a Nature Reserve and a Johannesburg City Heritage Site. Its geology goes back three billion years. Stone tools show that Early Stone Age man camped here as long as 500 000 years ago. There is a Late Stone Age living floor. Within the last 1 000 years Iron Age immigrants arrived, and remains of their kraal walls can be found on the northern slopes. In 1963 an iron-smelting furnace was excavated and can be seen today. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Established in 1904, it is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, and medical care of 2000 individuals of 320 species. Open every day of the week from 8:30am - 5:30pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bistro
“Ideal for parents with small children. Excellent quality food and childminders on site.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“My best Italian place in the area, on 4th Avenue, Parkhurst. If you have some time it’s well worth a visit and a walk up and down 4th avenue ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Bistro
“Ideal for parents with small children. Excellent quality food and childminders on site.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Playground
“A small park just 2 blocks from us. It has an outdoor gym and childrens' play equipment”
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Trails

Trail
“Walk Cycle Horse. The Trail extends for 36 km from the top of the botanical gardens towards Hartebeespoort Dam ”
  • 1 local recommends