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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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+27 21 808 3054
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical...

The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission is free. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.

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Wonderful place to visit.

Wonderful place to visit especially in the hot summer months, the tropical gardens and tea-garden is a wonderful retreat from the hot, dry weather. The tea-garden offers very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to visit especially in the hot summer months, the tropical gardens and tea-garden is a wonderful retreat from the hot, dry weather. The tea-garden offers very affordable meals prepared freshly with lots of greens! Lovely staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed visit with friends and the gardens,especially the ponds were rather beautiful.Cafeteria was handy too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The botanic gardens is an oasis of calm on a hot day in Stellenboch. The gardens are well maintained with a lovely pond area and an impressive selection of Bonsai trees. There are lots of shaded seating areas and a lovely restauraunt/cafe for a relaxing refreshment.

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Thank Julie K
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shady paths and interesting plants make this a pleasant place to spend a few hours. We have had breakfast and lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed both.

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on the cafe/restaurant when we were looking around the gardens. Decided to stay for tea and scones - shared one portion between us as the were huge.

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Thank 395Carol
ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely tranquil garden close to centre of Stellenbosch. Gorgeous display of water lilies . We were a little late to see flowers at their best . Some lovely shady areas to sit. Nice cafe in the gardens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely shady gardens to walk through when it's hot. The lily pads and flowers are amazing. The sound of running water from the fountain is charming as is the water running down the pebble wall where we saw two delightful tiny birds with orange rumps enjoying a shower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those interested in plants, the small Botanic Gardens, run by the university, is full of indigenous plants and lovely lily ponds and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Also a cool place to get out of the sun. Nice size and good place to spend an hour or two. Free to enter although there was a sign that says they may charge in the future. Bonsai display was a little disappointing - some of the specimens had seen better days.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice gardens, well worth a wander and you discover something new each time. The lily pads are amazing.

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