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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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Fun for the whole family

Have been taking our kids here since our first was a few days old. Beautiful place for a picnic. Great children's play area and a nice cafe conveniently located in view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Nampula, Mozambique
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Nampula, Mozambique
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have been taking our kids here since our first was a few days old. Beautiful place for a picnic. Great children's play area and a nice cafe conveniently located in view of the play area! ;)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This garden is absolutely stunning. It is well looked after and very relaxing. A must see :) If you have a few hours, it is a place to have a picnic. You can buy a brochure with information of the flora and map of the gardens. Nice grounds. Walkways are in good condition. There is also a restuarant there. A... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The gardens are brilliant ! Well looked after and very relaxing .A m must to see.THE RESTAURANT CAN IMPROVE IT HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL THOUGH.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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