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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)13 752 5531
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Description: The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out...
The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a magnificent array of nature’s treasures. The two rivers create spectacular waterfalls which give this Garden its visually spectacular character.
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Haven of peace and shade

The Lowveld Gardens are immaculately kept and very informative about the flora of the region. On a hot day it is a very pleasant way of spending a few hours in the shade of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Shop staff appeared not to care whether we bought something or not. No friendly,welcoming,greetings. One shop owner didn't even lift her head up from her computer!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Lowveld Gardens are immaculately kept and very informative about the flora of the region. On a hot day it is a very pleasant way of spending a few hours in the shade of magnificent trees and beside the waterfall.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a day trip with the kids, entrance is cheap and the gardens are well maintained. Walkways are in good condition, service at the restaurant / coffee shop inside requires attention though.

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Hazyview, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sunday Lunches are good value but get there early as Diners tend to take the best dishes from the Buffet and in particular Sweets minimal at the end of service

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

what a safe, pleasant hike today walking the circular route to all waterfall viewpoints. Truly a National Jewel. Well worth a repeat visit there is so many walks. Restaurants, playground for children, I enjoyed every minute thoroughly

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited this botanical garden on our way to Kruger National park. Stayed about 2 hours. Many trails. You can buy a brochure with info and map of the gardens. Nice grounds. Very clean. Security guards were on the trails. The restaurant was nice and the food was fine, good service too. A good place to see many of the... More 

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My family and I visit this place often when we are in Nelspruit. Its inexpensive and a great relaxing walk; I particularly like the rain forest area. There is a little cafe in the middle for snacks or a drink. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Large waterfalls, suspensions bridges, canopy of trees.Even though we came middle of the day (humid) we still managed to enjoy the walk as there was a lot of shade further down the walk.the restraint near reception was pleasant BT only had a buffet to eat which was overpriced.

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The gardens are well laid out and the trees and bird life is amazing. We made use of the facilities at the restaurant where an evening meal was provided. Good service and good food. If one is a garden lover then this is a place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A must for all nature lovers! Nice and quiet atmosphere and think are very nice for picnics. Take something for mosquitoes at night

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