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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” (128 reviews)
“tea garden” (89 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"
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"golf cart tour"
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"water birds"
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"feed the ducks"
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"run by volunteers"
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"trees and plants"
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"small lake"
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"bird life"
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"peaceful place"
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"read a book"
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"picnic basket"
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"free entry"
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"run around"
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"coffee shop"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Botanical Gardens are such a treat. It is HUGE. We didn't finish it all, but there are carts to help elders get around. I love how it's green, promotes conservation and is still clean in this day and age. I am highly impressed. The...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

... But very pretty Indeed and a nice closure for our Trip to South Africa. Beautiful Flowers and trees and Even a Group of Monkeys Here and there. Loved it!

Thank fabildn
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended, for a one-hour tour or for a solitary afternoon. True to South Africa's commitment to its parks, this is a unique and well-kempt project. See foliage species from around the world, not only South Africa. A lovely gardens project. Golf cart tours available,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are lush and beautiful. Probably one the hidden gems of Durban. It’s a must visit for picnics!

Thank Tebogo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the places I have to visit while in Durban is the Durban Botanical Gardens Tea and scones kiosk. It is a must! It’s surrounded by gorgeous tall trees, and the friendly ladies that serve there are joyous! The scones are big, soft and...More

Thank Zandie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on an afternoon and spent about 90 minutes. It's a perfect place for a stroll - lots of birds and beautiful plants. There are plenty of places to sit and relax as well when you want a break. It's free but they encourage...More

Thank TaraDH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous place to unwind with your family. Stunning gardens and incredible variety. The scenery and surrounds are out of this world and the gardens well maintained on the whole. Special place with good bird life too. Kids love the open space and the...More

Thank AntWillow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going since I was a small child and you won’t find better value than their crumpets or scones for tea. Plus it’s a beautiful park and the oldest Botanic gardens in South Africa.

1  Thank FrancineDurban
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful spot on the last day of our family trip- it is a gorgeous natural oasis in Durban! We were there during their winter, so perhaps there will be more flowers blooming during spring, but the variety of trees there especially is outstanding!...More

Thank Camille G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has everything , if you looking to take the kids and relax , in a tranquil surrounding with birds and nature going back to thousands of years .

Thank krispillay
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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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