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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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Lovely gardens

Well laid out gardens with a wide range of eco-systems - including the rain forest section. Made a great afternoon walk after a lovely lunch in the on-site restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well laid out gardens with a wide range of eco-systems - including the rain forest section. Made a great afternoon walk after a lovely lunch in the on-site restaurant.

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The rainforest and falls are breath-taking. I could spend my days there. Nice for family picnic. A must see when you travel to Mbombela.

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The waterfall, rainforest section and large bridge make this botanical garden very special. Some sections aren't too well maintained but it's definitely worth the visit. Staff are friendly but bring cash as only one entrance accepts cards. For more information and tips visit my blog on loomsza.weebly.com

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a peaceful piece of heaven right here in the bustling Mbombela city, the best is to see the waterfall in flood but that usually occurs in the summer months during winter the hike or visiting one of the 2 coffee shops is so worth the tranquillity of this gardens

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The building activities at the main entrance is very noisy and disturbing. Fortunately in the rest of the garden, PEACE!

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Walk in this botanical garden you get consumed by its tranquility year long. You feel connected to Mother Nature right inside of Nelspruit Town. Weather never ever dissapoints. I have never seen so many types of CYCADS within a walking distance. I can't have enough of it, nice and active waterfalls, few wild life, birds species, grass and trees green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is an absolute must when you visit Nelspruit. Some "must do" things in the gardens is: see the waterfall, walk over the bridge, walk the rain forest, go to the cycad "forest", see the "Kokerboom". Beautiful place!

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am a geocacher (refer to www.geocaching.com) and I love this place to cache in. Proper walking routes and much better security.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love the garden the way it arranged and also the breeze of the waterfall, and birds, this place is awesome for the nice picnic and family gathering

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

beautifully maintained gardens full of indigenous plants with a lot of information on boards. you can walk for 3 hours if you want to on well kept paths, there are security guards posted. its perfect for a picnic, there are a few restaurants where you can have snacks or lunch. it is a wonderful experience walking on bridges through the... More 

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