Pioneers Park

Situated east of Johannesburg's CBD, Pioneers Park, built on top of a reclaimed mine dump, is a lovely spot for a braai or picnic. It is advisable to bring your own portable braai. The floral lush landscape provides for a wonderful half-hour stroll or photo opportunity. The area is "boom-box" and alcohol-free (not allowed) with secure parking. During the summer months flower shows are held in the park.

Musical fountains

The Spectacular Musical Fountains will be illuminated on the following dates between 19h00 and 20h00:

  • 24 - 25 December 2014
  • 27 - 29 December 2014
  • 03 - 05 January 2015
  • 10 - 12 January 2015

Admission : R20 for children and pensioners and R30 for adults. Tickets are available at the gate.

For more info call +27 11 712 6600.

Heated swimming pool

Pioneer park has its own heated swimming pool which is presently being enlarged and deepened. Completion is expected in September 2013.


There is a licensed restaurant for those who prefer to sit down and be served.

Boat cruises

Boat cruises are a favourite family pastime.

Wemmer Pan Rowing Club

Pioneer Park is home to the Wemmer Pan Rowing Club.

Entrance is free to all.


Off M2 south (or N17) to Wemmer Pan Road down to Turf Road and into Wemmer Pan, which lies between Santarama Miniland and Pioneer Park.

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