KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Experience nature’s grandeur at the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg. This garden’s Victorian past is evident in its magnificent specimens of northern hemisphere plants. One of the most spectacular features is the majestic avenue of London Plane Trees.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.0
121 reviews
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Freedom39749698075
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
We absolutely love spending quality time with our family, and one of our favorite activities is having picnics in this wonderful outdoor spot. It's such a delightful experience, surrounded by nature, enjoying delicious food, and creating precious memories together. The fresh air and beautiful surroundings make it truly enjoyable and rejuvenating for all of us.
Written 19 September 2023
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Matvl
4 422 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
The gardens are lovely and great for a wander. A few relatively easy trails both in the more formal gardens and into the forest. Some areas with an ongoing battle against invasive alien vegetation, but mostly lovely. Some signage on trees and plants, but essentially a nice park. There is also a whole acrobranch area for those feeling more energetic with a number of levels to try out.
Written 8 April 2023
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dslr001
5 contributions
Nov 2021
As a local, I walked every inch of the Garden with my lovely Spaniel. I would easily say we visited this Garden 500 times in her 14 years. Her love for life is a testament to the gardens.
Written 29 October 2022
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Joe nyoni
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
It was a nice experience to visit this place. Beautiful nature and perfect for photography. I enjoyed the place I'll be visiting next tome
Written 18 August 2022
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NauticalVoyager
Durbanville, South Africa1 472 contributions
Jan 2021
Having read the mixed reviews was cautiously optimistic. My family (including our dog) had a great half day outing. We chose to visit on a week day ensuring an almost exclusive experience. The gardens are lush right now and there was a high presence of gardeners tending to various sections. Due to COVID, not all areas were open including the restaurant and the touch plant section. The walk around was very pleasant on good paths and plenty of space to set up a picnic. Lots of birds especially on the small dams. Would definitely return.
Written 31 January 2021
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John Roff
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The kzn national botanical garden is a remarkable mixture of old and modern. There are trees planted over a hundred years ago, now in their prime, and there are gardens recently planted that show off a range of fascinating local plants. I've been visiting this garden for 25 years, and there's always something new to see. Paths take you into forested dell's and on lakeside strolls; open lawns give space to relax and picnic. There are various projects under constriction in the garden, so it can appear unfinished and raw in places, but there will always be something to delight the observant visitor.
Written 12 February 2020
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Thank you so much John for the positive review
Written 11 March 2020
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Gill
16 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Large gardens/park with huge old trees and grass underneath. Perfect place for a picnic (yes - it even has the ants so bring a blanket). There are lots of places to stroll around and work off your lunch. However, don't expect a fascinating botanical gardens that will educate you or a beautiful garden with lots of flowering plants. They have moved away from the lovely restaurant that was a central part of the gardens for generations to a smaller one at the gate. Although I have been to the new one about 5 times I have never had a really good experience there.
Written 7 January 2020
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NorthStar402170
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
Aug 2019
This. Is a pleasant place to spend part of the day. Some of the areas need better management. There are many interesting plants to see and the wild section is interesting.
Written 11 December 2019
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desaifathima4
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa27 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Beautiful gardens, nature trail, a little stream flowing by, beautiful coffee shop. Play area for kids... It definitely makes for a perfect, safe day outdoors for families and romantic couples. It also has an area that hosts private functions. Perfect wedding setting.
Written 21 November 2019
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JillianT391
Fundao, Portugal36 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The gardens are lovely, but not much is being done here. They are well maintained in general, but a bit run down in spots with some invasive species creeping in. No toilets and no cafe or restaurant which is a pity, but a lovely place for a walk around.
Written 15 April 2019
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