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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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Swanley, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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141 reviews 141 reviews
81 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have visited this park a few times and each time I am amazed by its beauty. The restaurant is very good, the nursery is indelibly cheap but it's the nature that gets you every time.

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Taki L, General Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, We are delighted that you treasure our proud escape. Please call again and brag to your friends More

Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Take a picnic lunch and explore the gardens, they are well maintained and easy to navigate. Watch for snakes tho!

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Chennai
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We spent about two hours touring the gardens which have a lot of South African flora. The recreated rain forest with periodic shoers is a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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163 reviews 163 reviews
67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We try and visit the Lowveld National Botanical gardens whenever we are in the area. The gardens are well kept and the tree route is most interesting with folklore attached. It's an oasis of greenery during the heat of the day. For those wanting some exercise, you can do the Riverside Trail - about an hour or so. There is... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is fabulous. A real gem which is likely overlooked by most tourists. Make a point of stopping here for a couple of hours to break your journey, relax, eat at the cafe and learn something about the south african vegetation. Lots of space for kids to run about and a new kids play area by the cafe/restaurant which... More

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