Swinging into spring at the Botanical Gardens

With the spring season now in glorious swing here in South Africa we headed to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden again for a jolly day out in nature this past Sunday. The recently fledged Verreaux’s Eagle chick and its parents were the stars of the show, as always, and yet again we were amazed at the variety of wildlife finding a home here in suburban Johannesburg. The gardens are hugely popular with the citizens of South Africa’s biggest city, and not without reason, as we hope these photos will convince.

Have a look here for all our posts on the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden if you’d like to learn more about this fantastic place.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is located on the outskirts of Johannesburg on the borders of Krugersdorp and Roodepoort

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31 thoughts on “Swinging into spring at the Botanical Gardens

  1. aj vosse

    Ek het ‘n vermoede ek het as jong man dikwils daar verby gery… en nooit kon droom daar’s so baie mooi daar nie! Tot arende… en skoenlappers!! πŸ˜‰
    NS – Ek stem saam met Abrie – en voeg by die die onderig en “entertainment” wat julle verskaf!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks, John. Most of our botanical gardens really should be considered more “nature reserve” than “garden”, for the planted and curated portions are usually far smaller than the areas of natural vegetation the gardens encompass. And of course these natural habitats is what harbours most of the widlife.

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  3. Joanne Sisco

    These gardens get 2 thumbs up from me just because of the great waterfall – always a grand feature in my opinion. However the little masked weaver steals the show. A real cutie. I like the way he seems to be posing, looking right into the camera πŸ™‚

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  4. John

    Amazing mix of photos!😊 You are heading at a nice and beautiful season,😊 when we in Sweden are heading to winter!😁 Winter is not my favorite season…

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