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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” (127 reviews)
“tea garden” (83 reviews)
“scones” (76 reviews)
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Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 201 1303
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"orchid house"
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"tea garden"
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"scones"
in 76 reviews
"golf cart tour"
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"water birds"
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"feed the ducks"
in 19 reviews
"old trees"
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"run by volunteers"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful plants"
in 9 reviews
"bird life"
in 40 reviews
"read a book"
in 11 reviews
"picnic basket"
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"peaceful place"
in 12 reviews
"free entry"
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"coffee shop"
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"few hours"
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"family and friends"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens offer a picnic when you are taken in a golf cart around the gardens with a guide. My mother in law loved it and as a avid gardener but not able to walk as far as she could it was a perfect way...More

Thank DurbanKimJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden always refreshes ones mind after visiting the gardens. The walking pathways provided makes it easy to walk around the garden enjoying the beauty of the place. The garden is very good for family, friends or group picnics. There is a place for hosting...More

Thank Sandanezwe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Durban Botanic Gardens is a nice place to relax. You can bring your picnic and eat it on a bench in the shade. We spent around 2 hours at the gardens.

Thank Hanne P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Durban Bot Gardens several times over the years and it has maintained a high standard of care and quality. Dog-friendly (pick up after them), great for picnics or just for a leisurely stroll. Several paths and select plant environs make for an...More

Thank Kenda K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Botanic gardens is a beautiful place to spend with family and friends. There are various species of trees and plants. These have been labelled with their names so one can get familiar with them. The aroma in the herb garden is very pleasant. Pathways are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to escape the city despite being inside Durban. Lovely plants and nature. Perfect place for a walk.

Thank WanderingJC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lush greenery within the city of Durban. Awesome cycads and especially Woods cycad and also a very beautiful display in the Ernest Thorpe Orchid House!

Thank deonbooyens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Durban for our anniversary. We decided to spend the whole day at the Botanic Gardens. What a peaceful place to be at. We strolled on the pathway admiring beautiful trees and flowers. Had our quick snack at one of the...More

Thank Hlokwa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a regular at the Botanic Gardens, Great park to picnic and relax with family. Beautiful flora and fauna. Tea garden makes yummy pancakes. Must visit when in Durban.

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go on a conducted tour of the gardens and what an experience it turned out to be, there is an amazing selection of trees from all over the world including the rarest cycad in the world the C. woodii. The...More

Thank Errol Antony B
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AVRIL L
11 January 2016|
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Response from Chinx259 | Reviewed this property |
Please do not use public transport or walk! Call a cab.
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