10 Things to Do in Roodepoort That You Shouldn't Miss

July 26, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Roodepoort is a city in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Johannesburg's most famous botanical garden, Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens (now renamed Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden), is located in Roodepoort. Formerly an independent municipality, Roodepoort became part of the Johannesburg municipality in the late 1990s, along with Randburg and Sandton.
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1. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa +27 86 100 1278
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4.5 based on 492 reviews

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful nature welcomes visitors and the rushing water of the Witpoortjie Waterfall, gushing from a height of 70 metres, soothes and revitalises careworn city-dwellers. The garden is home to a pair of breeding Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) which have become proud symbols of this majestic garden. Walking, hiking, picnics, exercising, bird watching, relaxing, nature appreciation, are some of the popular activities of visitors to the garden.

Reviewed By Xistudo - Sao Paulo, SP

South Africa is very interesting and although the number of attractions are little compared to old countries it does worth a lot program yourself.

Today we visit this botanical Gardens! What amused me was not the variety of species, nope but the infrastructure! Fabulous even the trails to the top of the waterfall!
I imagined doing picnics there, watching Concerts there! There are is huge and there is nature everywhere!

2. Reliable Shuttles & Transfers

Honeyball Avenue, Roodepoort 1709, South Africa +27 82 330 2779
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5 based on 78 reviews

Reliable Shuttles & Transfers

Reliable Shuttles and Transfers is a Johannesburg based private shuttle service that sees our drivers take you safely to and from your destination of choice. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With our competitive pricing, friendly service and high regard for your safety we can guarantee your satisfaction.

Reviewed By jensK1319GM

We just recently used Reliable Shuttles from Bakubang, Pilansberg to Johannesburg. To our surprise Jack and Glynn arrived to transport us in person and our journey could not have been better! So much so, that we booked a follow up ride from JHB to the airport for our trip home to Canada. We had a fabulous journey, the price was right, and to add to the fun, Jack and I reminisced about the good old 70's. A great couple who made us feel completely safe and secure throughout our journeys. Jack even went the extra mile by taking us through my old neighbourhood so that my Canadian family could get a glimpse of where I was raised. Kudos, kudos, kudos to Reliable... we highly recommend their services!!

R28 Muldersdrift, Roodepoort 1740, South Africa +27 11 662 7300
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4 based on 151 reviews

Silver Star Casino, Krugersdorp

Reviewed By Simmelman - Rustenburg, South Africa

Outdoor court has entertainment for young and old. We went to the movies which was reasonably priced. Kids enjoyed the makeshift december beach and the water Fountains. Food prices are a bit steep at places. Barnyard shows are on special for december. Can definitely visit.

4. Clearwater Mall

Strubensvalley, Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 based on 94 reviews

Clearwater Mall

Reviewed By annieplett

I was worried when Memory our waitress took our drinks order, because it looks like she was new.
But she was fantastic!
We had a lovely glass of wine and then the amazing food!
I had the Ceasar Salad, which was the best I ever had! Nice big pieces of chicken, boiled eggs, croutons, anchovies, not to much leaves, enough Parmasan cheese shavings, and a delicious ceasar dressing! Jummy!!!
Hubby had the Lemon and Herb de-boned baby chicken with chips, the chicken was smaller than usual, but enough.

5. Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Galena Avenue, Roodepoort 1709, South Africa +27 11 761 0226
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4 based on 31 reviews

Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Madmillers - Antananarivo, Madagascar

Kloofendal is a Johannesburg City Park and is free, which makes it wonderful. There are hiking trains, braai areas, picnic tables, lapas, etc. The toilets on offer are really great for a public park. There are trails that you can hike, bird watching, or just sitting under a lapa on a picnic table. It's not a fancy place, but it's a peaceful place and lots of area for the kids to run wild.

6. Eagle Eye Safaris

Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 based on 8 reviews

Eagle Eye Safaris

Eagle Eye Safaris offers small group Safaris with photography workshops, including optional Lightroom/Photoshop instruction. We can create a custom safari for you and your family, or you can come along on one of our multi-day, all-inclusive package Safaris. Our locations include South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Peru, and the USA. Ernest and Karen are award-winning photographers and have been published in Africa Geographic, National Geographic Your Shot, Best of Africa, Tamron South Africa, numerous books and magazines, and gallery shows. Check out our FB page. We are responsive to your needs as a traveller and guest, and we'd love the opportunity to share the Africa we love with you!

Reviewed By kateandjeffmiami - Miami

Eagle Eye Safaris planned a wonderful safari adventure for me and my two friends. Karen and her partner Ernest handled every detail of our trip for us (excluding the airline reservation) making our trip a stress free experience. Planning an African getaway and safari can be an overwhelming and daunting experience. Karen and Ernest were very prompt in returning phone call or messages and they took care of things in a timely manner. Their recommendations were spot on. They arranged reliable transportation to and from both airports. Their attention to detail and specifics enhanced the fabulous experience we had. We didn't have to worry about a thing, it was all handled by them. Once we made it to Nokorho Bush Lodge, they were there to greet us and help settle us in. After lunch we were off for our first safari. Ernest is the photography expert but Karen shares his passion. Although their Safaris are designated as photography Safaris don't let that deter you! Out of our group, only one was into photography. Would definitely book with them again.

7. Capital Shuttles

Roodepoort 2001, South Africa +27 82 711 7350
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Capital Shuttles

Capital Shuttles offers a personalized service coupled with safety,care and comfort. We specialize in managing the diverse and changing travel needs of companies and travellers. Our services range from scheduled Point to Point transfers, Coach Hire, Group and Private Tours. We also offer the following services ; Kruger park shuttle and taxi service , Madikwe Shuttle, Pilanesburg Shuttle service, Sun City Shuttle and airport transfers etc.

Reviewed By Shardrifter - New York City, New York

We had inquired to Capital Shuttles for our transportation needs to and from Ukutula Lion Park and they did not disappoint. Pickup from our hotel came when they said it would, actually a little bit earlier. Our driver was very nice, I think I remember his name was Eric, and he did a great job getting us to and from the park. I will recommend this transportation company to others when they visit the Johannesburg area. Thanks Capital Shuttles.

8. Rand Society of Model Engineers

Golf Club TerraceStreet, Roodepoort 1709, South Africa +27 11 763 6813
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5 based on 5 reviews

Rand Society of Model Engineers

Reviewed By rogerlayton - Johannesburg, South Africa

This is a must-visit experience for the entire family. Best is to take a picnic basket and sit on the lawns and watch these incredible micro-stream engines as the move around the 1km track.
This is run by a passionate group of steam engine enthusiasts who open this up to the public two times per months. Highly recommended for kids and the rides are only R10 per person and you should bank on having more than one trip.

217 Dryf Avenue | Ruimsig, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa +27 83 331 8466
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Alice Art Gallery

Alice Art Gallery is much more than just an art gallery, it is a feel good place, where you can relax and forget about your daily cares, while enjoying a cup of tea in our wonder world, the maize in the garden, Cafè d' Art and a Shop called Alice. We believe our customers are drawn to the gallery for its large variety of art displayed. The gallery has recently expanded to over 1000 sqm wall to wall art.

Reviewed By RiaanSouthAfrica - Johannesburg, South Africa

We often have breakfast at the wonderful gallery. The art is wonderful and so is the restaurant with very relaxing outside area to enjoy breakfast.

10. Ruimsig Country Club

Hole-In-One Avenue, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa +27 11 958 1905
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

Ruimsig Country Club

Reviewed By RiaanSouthAfrica - Johannesburg, South Africa

We had to book in advance as the coarse gets filled up quickly. Green-fees were a bit steep for affiliated visitors , but the coarse is in excellent condition and a fantastic challenge. Some of the greens were in the process to be reseeded and should be in excellent condition within the next few weeks.

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