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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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Botanical gardens

Always a great day out: the evens, such a the music and the Saturday runs, are fabulous. Gardens are neat, and I always enjoy the walk along the ridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Always a great day out: the evens, such a the music and the Saturday runs, are fabulous. Gardens are neat, and I always enjoy the walk along the ridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went on my own. One day I just woke up and wanted to do something I don't do everyday. It was very nice. I like taking photos so I really enjoyed it. It is quiet and back then it was still nicely taken care of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a family picnic for Mother's day. Lots of space even though half the city had the same idea. We will be back soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to get out of the concrete jungle. I was surprised to see so many people having a nice picnic and just enjoying the day. However I expected more from a "botanical garden" and reason they can do more for the casual visitor for example an informative brochure that can be used whilst walking through the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is one of my favourite spots for long walks and getting clarity after a busy day. Make sure you also take the family over weekends for a special picnic in the park. Remember to pack in some bats and balls and get those kids out into the open and away from their pc and tablet games!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have been to the Pretoria Botanical Gardens on a number of occasions - best is to grab a picnic basket and blanket and just go and unwind. Also there's the Parkrun's on Saturday morning's which are fun to do for the more actively orientated. All in all the gardens are kept clean and neat and well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a great morning doing the outer ringroad walk. Quiet, beautiful and precious family time. The gardens are well kept and clean. Wonderful, thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the best places to spend a quiet relaxing day with the family. Take a picnic and sit under the trees and while away the afternoon, watching the numerous people walking about, while the children play. If you do not want to pack a picnic the Moyo Restaurant is an ideal spot to have a light meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

this is a nice place to walk, go for a picnic. we were there for a open air concert which was amazing. If you wanna walk, take precautions for the sun as it can be very hot during summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I entered thinking it was like the Durban one, leveled out with ponds, ducks, fish and lots of flowers. I have never been so wrong. Once you find a path you literally hike up and down steepish slopes for hours. The path is paved so it's not extreme bush hiking... but it is very scenic! It has many benches along... More 

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