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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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I had the opportunity to go to the gardens while I was in Durban and had such an amazing time. This place is so beautiful, its a must see attraction.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to go to the gardens while I was in Durban and had such an amazing time. This place is so beautiful, its a must see attraction.

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Plymouth, NH
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are Donation entrance and a little Ron down. Plaques are all faded from the sun, but it's well worth the trip. Nice walkways and many weddings and picnickers there. Safe and staff are helpful. Parking is gated. Cabs are not expensive. From the Hilton it was only R 70. I saw the most gorgeous Rainbow Eucalyptus tree!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Botanical Gardens are beautiful and a lovely spot to have a family (extended family) picnic but the pathetic rules mean that there is nothing for children to do. Unfortunately the blanket rule of no balls in the gardens is absurd. The wardens should use initiative. I can totally understand people not wanting a full scale football match taking place... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an afternoon walk here. Beautiful park with lots of wildlife. Even saw a kingfisher. Coffee at entrance the best coffee i had in South Africa.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the beautiful gardens gives you enough shady spots to picnic. although playing ball, swingball, braais are not allowed. the gardens also offers tours if you're interested in botany.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Ushaka is truly an amazing way to spend a day. The slides are an absolute must. The lazy river is thoroughly relaxing. Had a really fun day out at Ushaka

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the gardens after a good few years. Still so well maintained and so beautiful and tranquil. It was a fantastic place to spend our Easter Monday.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some beautiful trees & plants - lovely Orchid House & interesting sensory garden - good to visit at different times of year ...

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Gillitts, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is a show happening or a live music performance then this venue is great! Otherwise it isn't the nicest gardens around, there are far better in the greater Durban area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A well maintained garden with abundant flora and fauna. The species are old especially the eucalyptus trees which must be more than a hundred old. The primary purpose for the visit was to photograph bird life in the garden. A masked weaver weaving his nest is a sight to behold especially his yellow feathers A Malachite kingfisher swooping on his... More 

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