Walter Sisulu Gardens celebrates spring with a Spring Festival that kicks off with National Garden Day.
This time of the year various plant species are in full bloom, in particular, the Schotia brachy petala, the diets grandiflora and the colourful Clivia Minata. Migratory bird sp have already returned and the deciduous trees are sprouting their new leaves, a flush of bright green in the landscape.
Visitors can get the first glimpse of the new Black Eagle eaglet, which hatched this June. Other bird guests to the garden are the Red-chested Cuckoo and the Diderick Cuckoo.
The Sasol Dam is full after a burst pipe robbed many birds and insects of the resourceful ecosystem. Bird lovers are also in for a treat as the bird hide from which to observe birds without being seen, is also now open to the public.
There are also lots to do for the whole family. The Walter Sisulu Gardens relaunches their lineup of movie attractions with a drive-through movie theatre.
The famous Sisulu Express train also resumes operations now that tourism has been opened for visitors to hitch a ride, with Yoga in the Park every Sunday.
Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort
Time: 8am to 5pm
Cost: Adults R60 | Pensioners R60 (free entrance on Tuesday) | Students R35 | Children under 6 yrs: Free