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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” (125 reviews)
“tea garden” (81 reviews)
“scones” (75 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"
in 125 reviews
"tea garden"
in 81 reviews
"scones"
in 75 reviews
"golf cart tour"
in 18 reviews
"water birds"
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"feed the ducks"
in 19 reviews
"old trees"
in 18 reviews
"bird life"
in 41 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful plants"
in 9 reviews
"tea shop"
in 9 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 22 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 12 reviews
"read a book"
in 10 reviews
"free entry"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the peaceful haven I was expecting as there was traffic noise but otherwise a very enjoyable, relaxed experience. Beautiful surroundings and lots to see in a small area.

Thank SilverHeels68
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see when you visit Durban. A great garden very well maintained in quite some setting. A local bus drops you at the road end and you can pick it up on the sea front, it does a circular route. Great plants...More

Thank JohnH3759
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully manicured, serene and peaceful, trees and plants carefully selected and excellently maintained. I was invited to a wedding at the Durban Botanical Garden over the festive period.It was a late afternoon into the night wedding. With festive lights the garden turned magical with the...More

Thank 578charmainen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens are well kept and offer a good variety of plants. The orchids are beautifull and a favourite for recharging batteries.

Thank Violetvz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many botanic gardens in our lives from cool temperate to tropical and always enjoy the mix of botanical with native wildlife. We took a taxi from our cruise terminal to the gardens and he came back for us two hours later which...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most peaceful place. The beautiful flowers and ponds. You have to have a crumpet from the little shop. The best place to take photos.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful garden with very huge old trees and a beautiful orchid house to marvel at the display of colours and varieties

Thank RomyDaniel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been visiting Durban's green lung since varisty days. Oriented around nature, the area offers ample fauna and flora, grown on land, water and even in the air. Species date back decades if not centuries. A herb garden, landscape flower garden garden, art pieces, rock seating,...More

Thank Ahmed M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a breath taking site to see all the trees right in the middle of Durban. Neatly nestled between the city and the Berea suburbs is a beautiful world of trees and wildlife. It’s got a lovely little lake; and other little treasures to surprise...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best place to go for free. Beautiful well cared for Gardens. Peaceful - a great place for a picnic or just a stroll & some time out in a wonderful setting.

Thank Bruce062
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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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