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Pretoria National Botanical Garden

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Address: 2 Cussonia Ave | Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)12 843 5172
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Description: The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical...
The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical tapestry showcasing glimpses of various habitats, each with their own distinctive features and charm.
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Beautiful gardens even though spring was just emerging, a few more weeks and the gardens will be bursting into life. The seems to be a programme of concerts here to which are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens even though spring was just emerging, a few more weeks and the gardens will be bursting into life. The seems to be a programme of concerts here to which are well worth checking out. Peace nod tranquility surround you despite being relatively near to the city. Bring a picnic and enjoy the surroundings. Cafe and restaurant facilities are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

beautiful and awe inspiring , it lifts your spirits to sit in shade of the huge trees. can be romantic with a blanket and a picnic

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a beautiful park with small animals wandering around and mechanical creatures made up of metal plating in the trees and on the ground. There is a beautiful restaurant and convention centre in the middle of the park. We are sure the setting helped tons to reduce the conflict in a team we worked with there!

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I got to go back again! That's what I thought as I walked out. The gardens are laid out in pockets, each one with it's own the theme. Cycads in one corner to forests and waterfalls. Take your camera, binoc's and bird book. Take a walk on the well sign posted pathways, and relax for a bite at the restaurant... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not too keen on this place in the winter, it is dry , bleak, with not much to see. In summer, it is a good spot for a picnic or any get - together, but I would probably not go there only to see the scenery. The adventure bootcamp is located there , which I think is probably one of... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lovely gardens with interesting local vegetation. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Enjoyed a light lunch on the grounds.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful! This place takes you out of town for a day. Get lost in the forest, walk up the pathway by the waterfall, do some hiking or jogging. Nice restaurant to enjoy a lovely lunch or brunch after a relaxing day between nature. If you are a student, don't forget your student card for the discount at the entrance!

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had a spring picnic at the gardens. Was presently surprised at the good standard of the gardens and the well maintained lawns. Will be back this spring again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always a beauty. The grounds are well looked after. It is a safe and great place to go for a nice relaxing afternoon on the grass having a picnic, playing catch, meeting new people, and of course, having a braai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

July in Pretoria is really not the prettiest month but these gardens provide wonderful walks and holds a stunning surprise. The garden is in pristine condition with information regarding the fauna and flora. Various artworks are displayed. It provides an escape for families with children in cramped living conditions. It is good to see children running around and climbing trees.... More 

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