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Parks and nature in Johannesburg

Top parks

Athletics & Sports
“A brilliant place to run, walk, take photos and enjoy the greenery that Johannesburg has to offer.”
  • 57 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
  • 9 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
Bistro
“Ideal for parents with small children. Excellent quality food and childminders on site.”
  • 13 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
“Lcoated 8,3km from Seder Oaks is one of the best views of Jo'burg. Entrance is free and gates are open between sunrise and sunset. Parking is available, but can get busy. Through the gate is a newly paved footpath to the top of a small hill, from the top, you can see Joburg CBD, Sandton, Fourways, TicketPro Dome, Mall of Africa Midrand, Cresta Mall, FNB Stadium to the South and the Magalies Mountain Range to the North West. Bring a camera.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Walk Cycle Horse. The Trail extends for 36 km from the top of the botanical gardens towards Hartebeespoort Dam ”
  • 1 local recommends