• Welcome to the Emmarentia Residents AssociationThe ERA strives to look after the interests of all the residents of the suburb of Emmarentia, the green heart of Johannesburg. Photo: Emmarentia Botanical Gardens (Credit: Wikimedia)About the ERA

  • Sunset over Emmarentia DamThere are several dams that make up Emmarentia Dam, founded in 1952 with a total park space, including the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens of 120 ha. Photo Credit: John CartwrightRead more

  • Dog walker's delightPart of Emmarentia Dam (the 'upper dam') has a large open area for dog walking. Come and enjoy a relaxing walk with your dogs! Photo Credit: Heather Mason at www.2summers.netRead More

  • Johannesburg Botanical GardensEmmarentia Dam incorporates the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens which includes collections such as a rose garden, succulent garden, herb garden, bird island, wetlands, picnic area and restaurant. Photo Credit: AnurRead more

  • Relaxing at Emmarentia DamEmmarentia Dam is a favourite location for picnics, walks, bike riding and canoeing. Photo Credit: allthefinerthings

  • Origina Farm House in EmmarentiaOriginal farm house of Louw Geldenhuys taken from the air. It is a declared National monument and alterations may only be done though consent of the Heritage council. Photo Credit: Gerald Stoch

Benefits of ERA

The Emmarentia Residents Association is run by Emmarentia residents for Emmarentia residents. We work to ensure that Emmarentia remains a peaceful and desirable suburb to live in.

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How to Join

We are always pleased to welcome new members and know that your suburb will benefit from your membership!

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The ERA Committee

The ERA Committee is comprised of volunteer Emmarentia residents who work in areas such as security, town planning, heritage and communication so as to better the suburb.

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Emmarentia Dam Repairs

The dam water level was the highest in 50 years last week. In the last 6 months the shore line has receded several metre in several places. The JRA realises that serious damage to down-stream residents, property etc, would result if the dam wall ever broke. The ERA chairperson met with Peter Rossouw from Dabs and obtained the following information:

The Pirates Half Marathon Road Race

The Pirates Half Marathon road race will be taking place on Sunday 16th February 2014 starting at 7am from Pirates Club in Greenside. The race is 21 kilometers and will start in Greenside, carry on through Northcliff and Linden, and will end in Greenside. An increase in foot traffic and vehicles parked in public spaces, is therefore expected. 


Loved Up is a Valentine's Party and Picnic in the Gardens

Breakout Management are excited to bring music fans and romantics a special concert to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

Loved Up is a Valentine's Party and Picnic in the Gardens featuring International and South African musical talent.




DJ Claas Brieler (Jazzanova) & Clara Hill

Lisa Kekaula (Vocalist for Basement Jaxx, The Bloody Beetroots and The BellRays)

Michael Lowman

Mathew Gold

Shaun Jacobs




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