We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

2 Cussonia Ave | Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
+27(0)12 843 5172
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 47 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Gardens
Owner description: The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical tapestry showcasing glimpses of various habitats, each with their own distinctive... more » Owner description: The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical tapestry showcasing glimpses of various habitats, each with their own distinctive features and charm. « less
Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    39
    11
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The garden is very close to shopping centers so, if like us, you're a bit unprepared, you can buy things that you don't have and then enjoy the day. We had a great day watching a music concert under the trees. The garden is clean and the toilet facilities are well looked after. People on the day were friendly and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centurion, South Africa
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
57 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had the absolute pleasure of frequent visits to the Botanical Gardens. The walking trails are beautiful, very interesting and informative. But for us the real treat lies in the serene and tranquil ambience of the Gardens. It is a wonderful escape from the every day hustle and bustle. We just spread our picnic blanket under the trees and enjoy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The garden is a great idea for spending an afternoon. It offers quiteness, but also some 'adventure' trails for young children and it's good place for birdwatching. It could have been left cleaner by visitors, anyway...

Was this review helpful? Yes
tshwane
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

children always find the place interesting as if its their first time lots of activities to do and to see,i would appreciate if more dust bins would be put up especially during busy season

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urumqi, China
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like this place, because it is so full in colour and character. Great places for kids to just run and have fun. Also great for couples to relax. Pretoria has always been a mystical place for me and the beautiful flowers around has always made the city welcoming. Enjoy it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centurion
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Relax while listening to an afternoon concert in the park or simply just spend your Sunday afternoon reading the paper with the sound of nature around you. Food and drinks available on site with a small curio shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Venue is great for staff gatherings and conferencing. The site is excellent for botanists.The gardens also caters for teacher training sessions on environmental education

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

South Africa is quite rich in plant life and a collection of anything from Highveld indigenous trees to cycads to succulents from the drier regions can be seen in the lush gardens. Pack a picnic basket or order one on the premises for a delightful day in nature right in the heart of suburban city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Pretoria botanical garden is gorgeous any time of year! With routes planned and booklets explaining each route and the various plants on it everything makes absolute sense. A break on the lawns a must....The birdlife is something to behold! So many different species! Whether you going as couple on picnic or family on day outing it's place to be! Do... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

That's my garden away from home. It's good for a walk or just lying on the grass in the shade of a tree. It's safe and ideal for picnics (no braais allowed). The only draw-back is that one is not allowed to play with a ball! Sometimes there are concerts or markets on site.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pretoria National Botanical Garden also viewed

 

Been to Pretoria National Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Pretoria National Botanical Garden?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing