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KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very pretty and diverse

It’s a lovely place which is open to public and has a diverse collection of very large indigenous... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
AlexP1737
via mobile
Beautiful Eden

Tranquil and lush garden with free entrance. A beautiful setting for a romantic walk, Great place... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Mohamed R
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Experience nature’s grandeur at the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg. This garden’s Victorian past is evident in its magnificent specimens of northern hemisphere plants. One of the most dramatic features is the majestic...more
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2 Swartkops Rd | Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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+27 33 344 3585
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love our visits to the Botanical Gardens. It's a special place which is dear to my family and holds many special memories. Great for a day out as a family. Children can ride their bikes, lovely play ground, feed the ducks, children's garden and...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely place which is open to public and has a diverse collection of very large indigenous and other trees. The nursery attached to the gardens is small, very affordable and just as amazing. I visit oftenS lovely space to walk around and relax.

Thank AlexP1737
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Tranquil and lush garden with free entrance. A beautiful setting for a romantic walk, Great place for a picnic and for kids to run around and explore. They even have a golf cart tour if you're interested (we didn't go on it). They also have...More

Thank Mohamed R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

For a Picnic or a peaceful stroll, these gardens are the place to go. Beautiful walks, wide open sun filled grass patches and a large children's play area for all to use. There are now also very nice braai areas and picnic tables dotted around...More

Thank HamishK46
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I wish there was still a restaurant on site. However its a beautiful place to take walks and tons of pictures. Also a safe place for a family picnic. Plenty of activities for little kids.

1  Thank Loshnie19
Reviewed 30 June 2018

As a nature lover, I love getting lost in the outdoors. The gardens are huge and one of the eldest in the world (established in 1874!). Entrance fees for adults will cost you R27 and in my opinion is well worth the money. I spent...More

1  Thank DanielG7694
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The PMB Bot gardens is stunning. You wont find a grander passage of Oak trees easily. The little pond with ducks is just peaceful. Beautifully cut lawns and identification tags on some trees. A great place to take the kids to run. If you need...More

1  Thank KalvinP14
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Most impressive walk in the park with own basket of a picnic lunch. The trees and the setting along the little river and in the forest are worth seeing.

2  Thank ernstuken
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I decided to add the botanical gardens to my trip after seeing it here on TripAdvisor. It was reasonably priced but after that there wasn't much. The toilets weren't clean and the grounds didn't feel looked after. It felt unorganized and confusing. There was construction...More

2  Thank Eimear H
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It makes one feel as if they are in a different planet. Wide variety of trees and plants. Plenty grounds for the children to be children and do what they do best. We also had the pleasure of enjoying a freshly cooked meal at the...More

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Response from mahomedsomayya | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Which area are you from?
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