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Walter Sisulu botanical gardens walk/hike (weather dependent)

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/walk is about 2.5km and has a steep incline and decline with some loose gravel/stones (rough on the knees, thighs, capacity to breathe for some of us) but as far as hiking goes, it's a good way to ease into it. I'm slow so you're guaranteed regular breaks and an easy-going pace. Wear good takkies or shoes for walking/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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  • Aziza K.

    A fresh start to the day. Enjoyed the walk very suportive group.

    June 3, 2013

  • Rikus

    Had a good time! Will definitely go again

    June 2, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Great hike with a great group!

    June 2, 2013

  • Rahma

    Apologies. I have to work this weekend. I'll come next time.

    May 31, 2013

  • Aziza K.

    Looking forward to the hike and finally meeting some of the members.

    May 31, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Please can my friend Warren join us on Sunday? He's not a member of the book & movie club, but I've told him about it and he's interested in joining.

    May 28, 2013

  • andile m.

    looking forward to walk and meeting the group.

    May 28, 2013

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