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Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Address: 2 Cussonia Ave | Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)12 843 5172
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Ranked #9 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical tapestry showcasing glimpses...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've been at The Pretoria a Botanical gardens today. I absolutely love the beautiful old trees and Cycads. This is such a beautiful park and has lots of potential. Unfortunately it needs attention, especially if you walk on the outer circle. I will however continue to visit the park and am also looking forward to attend the Saturday park runs.

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Gaborone, Botswana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

In a very tight schedule to see Pretoria, one of the co-passenger suggested me to visit Nation Zoo of Pretoria. It took 3 hours for me but I could extend more upto full day, if I could have enough time. Lots of Birds, Animals and very few raptiles. I loved various Parrots, Owls, etc. I also used Trolly which travel... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What a wonderful experience and place to be - so near the heart of the City of Tshwane!! Fascinating display of flora (and even some fauna) prevalent in this part of Gauteng. The spacious lawns and gardens lend themselves wonderfully for a brunch or picknick in the green. With excellent, well-kept and clean facilities (WC, washrooms). Wholly recommended!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you like nature, but do not have the time or means on your schedule to spend days or a week traveling to a game park, the Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a perfect interlude for a few hours or even half a day. I happened to visit in September, which is when South Africa is exiting its winter months,... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great for a peaceful walk or picnic. Close to town and easy to reach. There is a nice resturant as well. Very popular on Christmas day and other public holidays

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Beautiful, quiet Garden for a Picnic or to just look at the beautiful plants. We even saw a rabbit. To enter the garden you can get pensioners rate or if you have your student card with you, you also get a special rate. Few people know how beautiful South Africa Fona and Flora is. No better place to go and... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited the place for Christmas lunch, only got told that the restaurant is only serving buffet for that day when we got there. we were not given the option to order from the menu even after letting them know that we were not made aware that today is buffet only. we had to have long queue to get food, which... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a must! you can walk around on the trails, have a picnic on the beautiful lawn. I come here often for some peace and quiet

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Pretoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

10 km of trails; stunning views; masses of birds, trees, flowers and other plants; all seven biomes in the country represented in a variety of lovely spaces; restaurants, kiosks and clearly presented information. Safe parking and secure experience. My favourite spot in Tshwane!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I spent several days in Pretoria and paid a lot more for things I won't remember--but the 26 Rand entry fee to the Botanical Garden was worth every cent. It's an escape from the more mundane parts of the city and is perfect if you're a birdwatcher. I love this place. In the back, there is a small restaurant where... More 

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