Gardens in Stellenbosch

Top Gardens in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Gardens in Stellenbosch

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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa2 059 contributions
    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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  • tannietwee
    Caterham, UK56 contributions
    The gardens are beautiful. So many different textures and the way that they have been sculpted in places leaves you wondering how they did it. The sculptures are magnificent and when you look at them from different angles you get a different interpretation each time. The walk is only only 2km long and it is up and down but it is not too taxing as long as you are mobile. It is a great place to sit and contemplate as the views are just stunning. I would love to go back if we are in the area again.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • 228sally
    Somerset West, South Africa17 contributions
    These gardens were constructed, built, cared for by one lady for her whole life until she died, just short of her 100th birthday. You feel that she planted each plant with care, making sure it was in a happy place. There is no formal garden approach, just love and joy. It is on a mountain side and is fed by natural spring water. You can wander and ponder and sit and contemplate and feel at peace. I think it would be nice to visit several times a year and see what it was like at different seasons.
    Written 19 December 2019
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