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Durban Botanic Gardens

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Address: Sydenham Road, Durban, South Africa
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to...

Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.

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A Lovely Way To Spend An Afternoon

It was a beautiful holiday afternoon & although the parking was almost full, the gardens were quiet & there was so much room for more families to tuck away into shady alcoves away... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a beautiful holiday afternoon & although the parking was almost full, the gardens were quiet & there was so much room for more families to tuck away into shady alcoves away from the paths. The walks are beautiful, the banyan tree amazing & the orchid house just fantastic. We'd packed a picnic & enjoyed the peace of the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hard to believe that you are right in the City when you visit the gardens. Friendly and helpful staff, great facilities!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Botanical gardens are beautiful and if you pick a guided tour the guides are interesting and amusing. A variety of habitats and displays with well kept plants with good information. One of the oldest gardens it is well frequented and never felt crowded. A lovely place for a picnic and to buy food to feed the ducks and various... More 

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Thank Bertiebeak
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the gardens, beautifully maintained and plenty to see, formal beds, trees and the orchid house, it's only small but very well done, gardens are a good size. We had afternoon tea at the cafe, an experience, the scones were like saucers and the jam and cream heaped on, not the best presentation but tasted good!... More 

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Thank CSmale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth a visit, whether you are into your plants and trees or not! Very peaceful and serene with lots to look at. Or just a nice spot to chill.

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Thank emilycorinne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is wonderful many flowers and a few insects. There are a few statues around. It's a beautiful garden specially if you have a family.

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Thank Maisterv M
Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect getaway for family time, spacious for the kids to run around and have fun, clean and safe, good picnic spot

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Thank Hoosains
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to spend time wandering the gardens to connect with God and be in awe of his creation. Botanical Gardens is beautifully maintained and I feel safe there. The tea garden could do with an upgrade, but the scones and crumpets are always good!

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Thank Moira L
Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem, a nice quiet peace of heaven within the hustle and bustle of a beautiful city. We found it refreshingly beautiful.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best...a lovely place to spend time with family and/or friends, have a picnic or a birthday...do a photo shoot. We spend many afternoons after just strolling through the gardens, we take our nieces/nephews here often, lots of space for them to run around and explore. Its very clean and neat.

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