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Pretoria National Botanical Garden

2 Cussonia Ave | Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
+27(0)12 843 5172
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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
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Pretoria, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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Pretoria, South Africa
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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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was our first chance to walk and explore in Africa and we were introduced to native flora and some of the fauna preparatory to upcoming safari trip. It is a large and well-organized garden that offers diverse plants and environments. Good for using legs after long flights.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Pretoria National Botanical Gardens has turned into a family favourite, through the seasons the garden's have so much to offer. Children friendly walks - the Succulent Garden is a hit with the kids, good food at the coffee shop lots of parking and a reasonable entry fee make it a great option to get out and enjoy some local... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some friends and I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon here picnicking and listening to live bands. We had a lovely time in these beautiful surroundings. The park was clean and everything had been properly arranged by the corporate sponsor for a fantasic music in the gardens. On a seperate note, thank you #oldmutual for #musicinthegardens and micasa!!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

itsnot too expensive to get in, the park and the setting is beautiful. they hold some lovely music concerts and its just a really great spot for a picnic

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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The botanical gardens is a good collection of interesting plants with a man-made waterfall and some well marked walks for most levels of fitness. It is not in the same league as other Botanical gardens in the country. It has nothing really special and has become a glorified wedding and function venue instead of showcasing nature! The entrance fee makes... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a great time at the Botanical Gardens. Since it was our first time we didn't really know what to expect. But we were pleasantly surprised. As we entered we bought some booklets about trails at the Gardens. This was money well-spent. We ended up following the Dassie trail from the Waterfall (next to the Tea Garden). Although this... More

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We try and visit both Pta and Jhb zoo at least twice a year and we have been pleased at both occasions with the friendlybstaff, the good conditions the animals are kept in and to see that there are still a lot of interest from the public to bring their kids to the zoo. The people can just try harder... More

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greenwood, mo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A fun place to spend a morning, walking the trails, looking for birds! Great restaurant on premises , but the area needs better signage. We got lost each visit (twice) which only meant extra walking and nothing serious, as the area is fenced!

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