Walter Sisulu botanical gardens mini-hike

A few people have asked me about this (where it disappeared to) so I've decided to reinstate it. It's a good burst of exercise and for those of us (such as myself) who are still very much working up to proper hiking, it's challenging enough. For regular hikers of 5km+ trails, this is a 'walk in the park'. It's also early and ends by 11:30-12, for those of us who can't regularly offer up an entire day for hiking.

Nice and outdoorsy, the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens are lovely and fresh air and sunshine is always a bonus. The hike is about 2.5-3km and has a steep incline and decline with some loose gravel/stones (rough on the knees, thighs, capacity to breathe) but as far as hiking goes, it's a good way to ease into it. An easy-going pace. Wear good takkies or shoes for hiking. Bring water, sunscreen and/or a hat.

Please keep in mind that these are the WALTER SISULU botanical gardens in the Roodepoort area. Familiarise yourself with the Google map so you have an idea how far you'll have to travel. A lot of my attendees are often surprised at the distance. If you're not willing to travel to the West Rand and be there by 9:30am latest then skip this.


Here are the entrance fees:
Adults: R30
Seniors (60+): R25
University Students (with valid student cards): R25
Children (Age 6 to Grade 12): R12
Under six years: No charge

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  • Darlene K.

    Great morning; nice people; beautiful setting. My first meetup but won't be my last! Thx Lara for organizing.

    June 16, 2013

  • Lara de M.

    Hey guys. Running bit late as I'm still at work. Will be there by 9:30. Please wait just beyond entrance and see if you spot any other members.

    June 16, 2013

  • susanna

    Feeling under the weather so can't make it. Have fun!

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, family need in Nelspruit, Mparalanga... Was really looking forward to this walk/hike!

    June 15, 2013

  • Kim D.

    Sounds great! Hope I am fit enough....

    June 14, 2013

  • Gert D.

    Unfortunately will be attending a church ceremony

    June 12, 2013

  • Roslynne

    This is my first Meetup event that I will be joining, so very excited. I do love being out in nature!

    June 10, 2013

  • Rhinda M.

    unfortunately i'm at my usual post work :(

    June 9, 2013

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