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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)13 752 5531
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Nelspruit
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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174 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife & I visited the Botanical gardens 'again' in December, having visited the gardens exactly a year ago. We were Not disappointed. Wonderful place...lots of fauna...the river running through & the cascading falls...are brilliant. The view of the Legislature is excellent. So is the confluence of the 2 rivers. Downside...loadshedding put the mockers on an enjoyable visit as the... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to have a picnic and offer peace and quiet and an awesome waterfall! The wooden walkway is a must and you could easily spend hours here.

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our walk in the Garden. The grounds are well kept but the map is useless. The river trail is very nice. Just make sure you inform the personnel at the entrance that you would like to do the walk. The tea garden and restaurants are both worth a visit. Amanda

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

it was nice, but we got lost so many times. We even paid for the map, which was completely useless! They need more signage and to remake the map! The waterfalls were the best part honestly.

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Sequim, WA
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32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoyed the area around the Crocodile river and the rain forest best. The walkways were fun. Go the the second entrance (turn right after you come through the gate) as it is much more centrally located to all the gardens.There is a great selection of trees, good signage, and lots of pathways. Although some of the paths are wheelchair... More 

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