One of Johannesburg’s hidden tourist attractions, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, saw a rare event this weekend, when heavy rains over the city brought down the Witpoortjie waterfall in something that looked more like something in the Amazon.
Watch the video below:
Founded in 1982, at least as the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, and run – like Kirstenbosch in Cape Town and numerous other parks, by the South African National Biodiversity Institute – the park has been a destination since the early days of the gold-mining town. Watching the water stream down in these videos, it’s easy to see how the Witwatersrand (white water ridge) was named, for streams flowing down their sides.
To visit the Walter Sisulu gardens, read more here.
Botanical Gardens West Rand. pic.twitter.com/1MoYtOlYxV
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