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Durban Botanic Gardens

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Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 1303
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orchid house” (117 reviews)
“tea garden” (77 reviews)
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Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 1303
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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited the Durban Botanic Gardens many times through the years, great place for nature lovers. Peaceful to just relax, have a picnic or go for a walk among beautiful flora.

Thank RoyalRidz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for a Sunday afternoon stroll in the Park with our grandson. Well maintained and clean. Such a peacefull atmosphere. Variety of fauna. Spent time at the Orchid house and he enjoyed watching the colourful fishes in the Orchid house. Relaxed sitting on a bench...More

Thank Sewpersads
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With a great view from our sea facing room at the Elangeni hotel.. it is great see this gem of the beach front kept in such prestine condition. Beautiful greenery ideally located and a few metres from the beach and peirs.

Thank Mr_MJO
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family decided that it would be great to get together in a casual surrounding, and have a picnic. The Gardens are a very well kept and we found a lovely spot with both sun and shade to appeal to every bodies comfort. The Gardens...More

Thank ronrus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens as one would expect a City's Botanical garden to be. Has a coffee shop also. Have seen alot better in other parts of the world. Not missing out on much if you skip this on your agenda.

Thank copenhagenvisito2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went strolling with friends and their children. awesome hanging out place for people of all age groups. kids have a lot of free space to play and explore. if the weather is good there are lots of people with tents.

Thank garycootzee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful experience to stroll through the Durban Botanical Gardens, apparently the oldest botanical gardens in Africa. The trees are simply glorious, overpoweringly majestic and stunning to see. Everything is really lovely and nicely maintained. The orchid house is fascinating with many varieties of...More

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed place to stroll take in some amazing trees and plants, see birds, monkeys and stretch the legs. Safe place, safe parking, nice tea and light bites. Family friendly and golf cart tour for the disabled. Trees very mature, stunning and surprising.

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and safe place for a family picnic. My friends wedding was at the same park and it was beautiful. The place is very clean and kids love it. Lots of interesting areas within the botanic garden

Thank akhonantuli2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a photographer, sketcher or artist there is just so much material to work with. The massive old Fig trees, bamboo groves, and the butterfly garden. The pond and the birds, the stunning orchid house and of course the people.

Thank Crawford R
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11 January 2016|
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Response from Chinx259 | Reviewed this property |
Please do not use public transport or walk! Call a cab.