Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

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Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
4.5
Science Museums • Parks • Gardens
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and a R10 admission applies. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 065 contributions
Oct 2021
In the heart of Stellenbosch you will find the Stellenbosch University Botantical Gardens. The diverse vegetation in the gardens is amazing and there are numerous paths exploring different areas spread throughout where you can take in the beauty, learn about the different plant species and even bring a picnic to enjoy there. When we visited the entrance fee was R 15.00 per person which is very budget friendly and as they are open every day of the week, excluding certain public holidays, there is no reason to not visit even just for a quick walk around. The Katjiepiering Restaurant (reviewed separately) is also located within the garden and is a good option to grab breakfast or brunch. Whether you are a couple wanting to go for a romantic walk, a family with kids or even on your own, this is a great place to spend some time and take in the natural surroundings.
Written 22 April 2022
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Riz Khan
Lilongwe, Malawi43 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
A lovely setting and very accommodating small team, the gardens are very much worth a visit and will give you some great insights into the natural botanical heritage of Stellenbosch. The restaurant was a little slow with a simple menu but ideal for a lunch rest. Food was fresh and tasty
Written 18 March 2022
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Daniella_Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This could have been a nice garden, but it looks very neglected. Maintenance is clearly not done regularly. Such a shame!
Written 13 March 2022
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Sandra P
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Proper care and weeding would do wonders. Blaming the drought is no excuse for unkempt beds. Overall, I was disappointed considering how beautiful these gardens used to be.
Written 10 March 2022
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Charise C
144 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Quiet and beautiful gardens. Clean and well maintained. There is a restaurant that serves great food! Staff is very friendly.
Written 10 January 2022
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa845 contributions
Oct 2021
We were there for a walk and time out after a memorial service in the town. It is a most charming place - quiet, relaxed and very interesting. You have to pay to go in +/- R20, but it is worth it. There is a quant tea room on the far side for cake and coffee ... and tea.
Written 16 October 2021
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Charlize S
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful location, friendly staff and delicious food! You definitely get what you pay for and the quality is great. Could not recommend this place more, definitely a favorite!
Written 8 August 2021
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Jeanne P
Cape Town, South Africa13 contributions
May 2021
Reading that this garden is one of the oldest I needed to go see. I was intrigued by the size of some of the species growing there, but also bit disappointed to find paths overgrown and a bit lack of upkeep. However this is a quick fix and hope that the care needed is given to those area needing it. Loved the bonsai section and strawberry tree!
Entrance fee is charged and there is also a place to eat / drink.
Written 28 July 2021
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Justaguest
Stellenbosch, South Africa4 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
One of the most beautiful, well looked after and tranquil botanical gardens in the area. Take your time to walk through every section. Please don't expect the restaurant to be 5 star. It's basic and not the focus of the gardens, but you can certainly enjoy a nice coffee there.
Written 10 May 2021
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Marlise Kroukamp
2 contributions
Dec 2020
Good food. Excellent atmosphere nestled underneath the trees. Queit and tranquil. I visit there often and would recommend
Written 4 January 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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