Durban Botanic Gardens
Durban Botanic Gardens
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.
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Linda B
Exeter, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely well set out beautiful gardens.Vishnu the buggy driver was very informative.free entry, buggy tour 100 rand.lake has various birds coming and going and some nesting in the trees around the lake.no cafe as such but there is a coffee trolley and some tables and chairs to sit on.
Written 3 April 2024
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Nomsa L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
There are interesting plant including the Canonball tree and other amazing plants. There are well formed pathways throughout the gardens beautiful colors of the plants. It's a very peaceful place
Written 21 March 2024
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia760 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
They have some interesting plants, including a ‘Canonball Tree’, as well as a lovely lake. There are well-formed pathways through the gardens and a small gift shop. You can buy a coffee and sit beneath a shady tree. The parkland is popular with local for weddings and post wedding photos.
Written 3 February 2024
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hmk
Kolding, Denmark5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Visiting the Durban Botanic Gardens, I will highly recommend taking the golf cart tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and engaging! Our boys, ages 8 and 9, were entertained and learned a lot while having fun.
Written 31 July 2023
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BDRRSMPM
Ballito, South Africa53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Beautiful, peaceful and serene outing for the day.
Tour guide Vishnu was very knowledgeable about the history and abundance of botany at this garden.
We even scored a some excellent photo opportunities as well.
This is truly an underestimated experience in Durban.
Highly recommended to families.
Written 10 April 2023
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wing6rider
Canberra, Australia1 156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We had a great time here. We took our time to look around and enjoyed a relaxed pace. There are some amazing plants some of which are very rare!

If you want there is a nice guide who will take you around in a golf cart. Great if you are short of time. There was a nice coffee cart where we had lunch too...... YMMV
Written 4 April 2023
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Gay B
Canberra, Australia109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
On our one day visit to Durban we visited the Durban Botanic Gardens and as we had limited time we did a guided tour of the Gardens with Vishnu as our guide and driver (he drove us around the gardens in a golf buggy which was convenient due to some rain. Vishnu was passionate about the plants and he was very, very knowledgeable. I believe we saw all the major highlights including some hidden gems you wouldn’t know about if you walked around the gardens without a guide. We really appreciated Vishnu’s expertise and highly recommend that this is the very best way to see the Gardens! Thankyou Vishnu!
Written 21 December 2022
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Maya M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went to check out the botanical garden on a Sunday and it turned out to be the highlight of our day. So refreshing and interesting - highly recommend going for the 30 minute guided tour on the caddy - our guide Vishnu made the trip for us, witty and knows the botanical garden extremely well! Great experience overall!
Written 7 November 2022
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Gerald M
Lymington, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The gardens are wonderful. Filled with indigenous vegetation and many plant varieties that we did not know existed.
Written 24 October 2022
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Gilinsky
Durban, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
10/10 my visit consisted of a mission to photograph many of the Fauna and Flora, most enjoyable and relaxing. Will certainly return there during the middle of Summer.
Written 31 August 2022
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