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Address: Prospect Hall Rd, btwn Old Mill Way and Uitsig St | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 563 1333
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Great picinic spot

Great picinic spot or just a day of relaxing great for kids with a ball amd just lying around talking or reading the paper or book

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Durban, South Africa

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Durban, South Africa
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55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great picinic spot or just a day of relaxing great for kids with a ball amd just lying around talking or reading the paper or book

Thank chantaltweddle
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A serene garden that I would rate as average having seen much better examples worldwide. Not worth a special effort though

Thank Alewkap
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Japanese Gardens seems to be rather neglected. There are none of the statues left and we could not find any khoi in the ponds. The gardens has a lot of peace and quiet and would be ideal for a picnic but there is not much Japanese culture to be seen it is more like a normal park in a... More 

Thank StellaJ09
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I hadn't been to the Japanese Gardens for some years. Looking for something different to do outside of the safety zone of coffee shops and neon-lit malls, we thought we might amble through the gardens. I might actually get to use my camera for a change and feel safe about doing so. It all started out promisingly enough. Just outside... More 

Thank bendheim
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

UNSAFE. On saturday 11 April, My friend and I went to Japanese Gardens for a picnic and we got mugged. Becareful, the place is not safe and a gentleman came out from no where and stole our cell phones. Its unsafe and wouldnt recommend anyone to go there at all. The guard didnt help much and no one helped at... More 

5 Thank ZSZ130
Durban, South Africa
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246 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Although this place is not as well maintained as it once was, there is still a lot of charm that this garden offers be it for large family outings or for a romantic stroll with your better half. You can relax under the trees and enjoy the natural environment. It is also pleasing to note that many young families bring... More 

1 Thank Suren P
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went there around 11am with my kids and we felt scared, as it looked unsafe, and there was only 1 guard for this big untidy garden. He said not to go far otherwise he could not save us if anything happens as he was the only one in duty. We noticed some people who looked more like thieves, and... More 

6 Thank Rajiv V
Cape Town
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Being on leave, we visited the Japanese Gardens during the week. The garden was not well kept and the staff present were mainly lying in the shade not doing anything constructive. What was more disturbing was the number of school children, not at school, but hanging out at different locations within the gardens. This was around 11am. Do parents know... More 

2 Thank v0yag3r1
Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

What was once a beautiful Japanese garden with a delicate arrangement of plants and well manicured lawns is now an ordinary park filled with picnic parties and little sign of any of the 'Japanese' garden apart from two gates with an Easter design

3 Thank Doc_sol78
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had a Cultural Group "Get Together" at the Japanese Gardens this Wednesday passed (1 May 13). The park is clean. There is security visible all over. Toilet facilities are clean and nearby. Tea Kiosk was cheerful, always ready to assist. The Garden is amazing and the walks are peaceful. A perfect day visit venue. It is free to enter.

7 Thank CharmsZn

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