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Braamfontein Spruit Trails

Hosted by the Consul of the Johannesburg Outdoor & Adventures Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 20 Mar 10:30 - 15:30

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This is a pleasant walk along the Braamfontein River starting in Delta Park and ending with a picnic in the Botanical Gardens by Emmarentia Dam -- the first rerun of a series of nature explorations in suburban Johannesburg that we did three years ago. From the park, we’ll follow the stream southwards through Victory Park, Parkhurst, Linden, Greenside, and Emmarentia (4.2 km). Vege in the gardens and bring a picnic basket, blanket, Frisbee, kite, games, whatever you can think of. Perhaps we'll do a late lunch afterward.

In the opposite direction from Delta Park, the river can be followed northwards along two other trails. We’ll try those another day.

☼ 2nd part: Delta Park to Field & Study Centre (6.7 km from Blairgowrie to Parkmore)
☼ 3rd part: Field & Study Centre to Paulshof (9.0 km from Parkmore to Paulshof)

DIFFICULTY
Anyone capable of two hours of shopping can do this.

WHAT TO BRING
At least two liters of water, a strong pair of walking shoes or hiking boots, a hat, sunblock, an energizing snack, and an emergency plastic poncho in the event of rain. Bring food for the picnic.

CHILDREN AND DOGS
All critters welcome. Canines must be on a lead in the gardens (but no one respects that).

GOOGLE MAPS PLUS CODE
V2F5+QJ6 Randburg

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