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Durban Botanic Gardens

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Sydenham Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 201 1303
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Sydenham Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 201 1303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a short(ish) visit as part of a city tour. The gardens are an oasis of calm in a busy city so a welcome break although the small 'tea shop' was a real slow service area being run by (friendly) volunteers. Just outside...More

Thank JG_LGC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always go here when we are over in Durban so beautilful are the displays of flowers where else can you see such scenery

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the golf cart tour through botanical gardens. Its an absolute must if its your first time going there. The guide was fantastic and as a couple who don't really know much about botany it was made to be extremely interesting for us....More

1  Thank Sburgin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to relax and chill out in the heart of Durban. I remember last visiting in the '80s and the gardens are still a natural wonderland. A great place to take young kids to feed ducks and have a picnic. The orchard house...More

Thank R8979PFandrewe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens to spend a few hours with the family or take a romantic stroll or tour around the park. Beautiful orchid garden..sunken gardens offer the opportunity to take pics. Photographers paradise!

Thank rekha_suknanun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an Easter Hunt in April at the Durban Botanical Gardens. It is such a beautiful place to visit. I can fully recommend it for a family outing for a day.

Thank Rienie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the botanical gardens are excellent for a picnic in beautiful surroundings. there are golfcart tours daily and a coffee bar too. highlight for me on numerous visits is the well-kept orchid house with a good selection of orchids from all over the world. the mounting...More

Thank Lyndy761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I had a most enjoyable golf cart tour. The driver was most knowledgeable & interesting. The gardens are kept in excellent condition & the diversification of trees is amazing. Thoroughly recommended whether doing on your own or with the tour.

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to Daddy's deals got more than we bargained for with the golf cart tour and a picnic basket to boot. Truly fascinating, awesome and educational experience. Vishnu the tour guide was easy going and engaging and the bonus was a photo shoot which was...More

Thank Lovetoeatout67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant place to relax solo or for families. Can get a guided tour or golf cart ride around to see the cyclads & ancient trees. See the large Indian Banya tree & the candle tree.

Thank helen p
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We will be staying at the Durban Hilton, is there good public transport to the Gardens?
11 January 2016|
Response from Lunga Z |
do not use public transport.. call a cab/ uber