KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg: Hours, Address, KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden Reviews: 4/5

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
About
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.
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More than 3 hours
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NauticalVoyager
Camperdown, South Africa1 323 contributions
A delightful half day outing
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
A huge garden full of surprises
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
Lovely place for a picnic
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, Australia41 contributions
Needs more maintenance
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
Mrs Desai
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, Portugal35 contributions
Great trees
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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Adventure219540
2 contributions
Out in the open
Mar 2019 • Couples
Lovely gardens with a lot of benches. No restaurant though. That was disappointing.
Good birding opportunities.
Written 20 March 2019
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Chris Botton
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa21 contributions
PMB Gardens
Aug 2018 • Couples
Historical gardens which give one an air of tranquility in beautiful surroundings. Superb place to take a walk and unwind. I did however find that the entry fee was a bit exhorbitant for pensioners so my visits are somewhat restricted as a result.
Written 13 February 2019
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Nicola L
Boksburg, South Africa9 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Dec 2018 • Couples
Very nice gardens with many magnificent trees with lots of little spots to rest and enjoy the views. When we visited in December we were advised that they had closed the tea shop and the toilets but could not establish if this is permanent or just for an upgrade. The gardens themselves however will not disappoint.
Written 16 January 2019
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Seleisha N
124 contributions
Relax with nature
Dec 2018 • Family
The Pietermaritzburg National Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature. The scenery is incredible and makes great photos.
Written 20 December 2018
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