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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27(0)13 752 5531
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Nelspruit
Type: Gardens
Owner description: The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beautiful retreat from the heat & chaos of town. I live in Nelspruit and every opportunity I have I escape to the Botanical Gardens; for a picnic with family or friends; to the special concerts held on Mother's Day or other occasions; to show visitors our unique vegetation & to gaze in awe at the Crocodile river. A truly... More

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Peacefull surroundings in a beautiful garden with a nice tea garden setup. A place for the whole family to relax. View different plant species and cascades.

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Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited the Gardens yesterday as part of a research trip for www.africa-deluxe-tours.com. I expected an average park-like botanical garden as I've seen often elsewhere in South Africa (with the notable exception of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town). However what I experienced was magnificent gardens that is a very enjoyable reflection on the Mpumalanga Lowveld. My only gripe has to do... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Living a few km from here we visit a couple of times a year. Beautiful plants couple of waterfalls which are quite spectacular in the rainy season and mini rainforest with raised walkway. If you are lucky you could see hippo and a crocodile or two as well. Lovely place for a picnic. There is a play area for kids... More

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Cape Town
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211 reviews 211 reviews
143 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were in Nelspruit and were looking for somewhere to picnic. Found this attraction via tripadvisor and plugged details into GPS. Went as far as the Agricultural Centre and no further as there was no signage. Speaking to other travelers were told that this attraction was near by, disappointing.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A lot changed - for the better - since my last visit about 20 years ago. A stunning raised walkway now and two decent places to eat. The rain forest is tranquil and cool. At the restaurant - unless your appetite is huge expect to be unable to finish the burger with trimmings. Excellent but gigantic.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well set out with great walking trails and gardens. Disappointed didn't see the hippopotamus but the natural beauty of park made up for it.

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Rayton, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I thought this would be just another botanical garden. Big mistake, huge mistake. Initially it was a little difficult to find the entrance but once achieved wow. This was like walking in a forest. What a view to see the rivers raging in a botanical garden. We enjoyed a brisk 5km walk through the garden. When visiting Nelspruit again we... More

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It fabulous how we can feel the Nature inside the city. I was amazed by the beauty of the Botanical Garden. For sure will be visiting it often. The little caffe inside is also very pleasant to be at.

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Jhb
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32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food at the botanical Garden restaurant with an awesome view. Its Just around the corner from the hotel.

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