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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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The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically...

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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Nice place and peaceful, nature at its best. Cool environment, tranquillity environment. Great view. Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place and peaceful, nature at its best. Cool environment, tranquillity environment. Great view. Thanks

Thank 518ttm
Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a picnic, bird watching, concerts and a really awesome restaurant! A great afternoon visit for something a little different in the city.

Thank MushBola
South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick trip to the gardens turned into a 2 hour visit. 2 Hours to short. Take the right entrance as the left is closed due to fire damage. Take your camera and binoculars. Lovely little restaurant in the gardens to grab a refreshment or a meal. The cascades in the BG make a welcome difference from other gardens. Well... More 

Thank Shaun S
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142 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lovely gardens with interesting plants and a variety of birds.Cafe/shop had burnt down so secondary one just ok for a coffee.Very cheap garden to visit.

Thank cthecliffs
Centurion, South Africa
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372 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I paid the National Botanical gardens in Nelspruit (Mbombela) a visit on Friday, 25 September 2015. We were warmly greeted by the lady at the entrance where you pay for your ticket. Entrance to the gardens is R25 per person. The lady immediately brought the beautiful Cliveas to our attention just as we entered the gardens. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stopped here before our outbound flight. Airport is 15 minutes away. Gardens are just ok. 25/person. Entrance towards the left is closed due to fire. You must drive to the right to enter. Gardens were just ok. I did like the information given on the various plants such as uses for food/crafts/medicine. Also enjoyed the cycads. Other than those... More 

Thank chitownsam
Campinas, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I arrived in the park in the morning and I spent 4 hours inside. Have a great restaurant inside near of the office house. I had a great time there.

Thank DaniRLu
Cape Town
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Well worth spending an afternoon in the Botanical garden if you are in Nelspruit. If your a birding enthusiast it's a must. Great for having a pick-nick or just strolling around. Some educational activities for primary school kids.

Thank rocape
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The gardens are beautiful and we had the opportunity to visit this year in Spring and it was stunning. Water level low but still really worth a visit

Thank Diner60
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful garden with very good walking routes and a nice restaurant with excellent wines. The view is spectacular. It's near the Casterbridge Mall. So you can do shopping and nature walking in one day

Thank Hennie P

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