Gauteng Galleries

Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden

 

Walter Sisulu Botanical gardens is one of of the eight SANBI botanical gardens in South Africa, It is a haven for wildlife, and those wanting to escape the bustle of city life. Part of the garden is maintained park and part is nature reserve with the Witpoortjie waterfall as a key attraction. A breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles nest on the cliffs. I have also had the opportunity to camera trap the gardens.

 

 

 

Marievale and Suikerbosrand

 

Set in a floodplain near the little town of Nigel near Johannesburg, this interesting provincial nature reserve has one of Gauteng province’s highest bird counts. Not far off, close to the town of Heildeberg, is Suikerbosrand Nature reserve protecting the fauna and flora of the rocky Highveld grassland biome.

 

 

 

Randburg

 

Randburg is called home, and this is where most of my garden birds have been seen. I take pride in having a garden setup for birds and am very exited if I find a new species. The surrounding area also afford good birding opportunities with a number of parks and bird-sanctuaries close by.