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Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Even in the rain it was good!

We had already visited Kirstenbosch in Cape Town and been disappointed that there wasn't much in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Reigate, United Kingdom
Peace & Solitude!

It was our first time in the Botanical Gardens for our family photoshoot. We had an amazing time... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Western Cape, South Africa
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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 a R10 admission applies. 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bonsai trees” (33 reviews)
“water lilies” (17 reviews)
“tea garden” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had already visited Kirstenbosch in Cape Town and been disappointed that there wasn't much in flower (being winter) so had no great expectation for this one. But with the cheap admission we thought it worth a look, even though it was pouring with rain....More

Thank banstead
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It was our first time in the Botanical Gardens for our family photoshoot. We had an amazing time, the kids loved seeing all the different plants and trees and loved being able to walk on the different pathways and playing hide and seek. We will...More

Thank Aehrintyler13
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome family outing, had lovely lunch at the Katjiepiering Restaurant. Definitely recommend it. Entrance fee was only minimal

Thank fhdhdbdj
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A definite place to go for bonsai tree lovers - I have never seen so many in one place. Very reasonable entry fee allows you to wander around the gardens at leisure. We went in winter but still plenty to see and a nice escape...More

2  Thank BWM505
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely Botanical Garden in the middle in the old town area of Stellenbosch.Its only R10 to enter and has different garden themes .Its a small scale Kirstenbosch with nursery and shop.And hidden cafe in the "rainforest".

1  Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A small well kept garden with an excellent restaurant great for an afternoon visit if staying in Stellenbosch. Numerous bonsai trees. Very good value considering the small admission fee and partial refund at the restaurant.

1  Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited in SA's winter, but can imagine it is a haven to go to when it is hotter. It certainly was idyllic when we visited on a sunny, crisp, winter morning. Has a cafe and really easy to walk around (I would say that...More

1  Thank Maddie P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I went there with my fiancé. I expected plants and trees but never thought i would see so many bonsai trees. Instantly happy. The bonsai's alone was worth it.

1  Thank 771willemb
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A lovely place to escape to for a while. Tranquil and beautifully maintained. Worth a visit, even a short one.

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Then it gardens in stellenbosch are a gorgeous maze of indigenous plants that have been immaculately kept and signed so that visitors can learn all about the nature that thrives in our country. If you're a bonsai lover, a trip to the bonsai garden is...More

1  Thank caebae_v
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Questions & Answers
Chelsea D
13 March 2017|
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Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Unfortunately wedding photography is not allowed. Other shoots are allowed with prior arrangement.
24 February 2016|
Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Good day. Unfortunately we do not allow picnics in the garden. Photography is allowed but prior permission is required for any commercial photo shoots.
31 December 2015|
Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Apologies for the very late response. Probably to late for you but hopefully it might still help someone else. There are trains from Cape Town directly to Stellenbosch. The station is however a few blocks away from the... More