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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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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you love flora and fauna you should go. It is beautiful and we enjoyed hiking the trail up and down to the river.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

well maintained, exciting botanical garden. Worth spending a whole day in it. Get some water with you, and boots!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Awesome waterfalls, birds, plants, other wildlife. Very beautiful! Take comfortable shoes, water and something to eat while walking around. There are lots of pathways!

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Between the waterfalls and all the unique plants, this place is truly a gem. Not sure if I'd go out of my way on a trip to Kruger, for example, but I'm very glad I had an extra day to fit this in.

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Munich, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful ist the first word that comes to mind when describing this place! You can spend hours there walking around and learning about plants. There are different vegetations represented in different sections and monkeys roam around freely and peacefully. You walk right by the waterfalls of croc river and there are great look-outs. Very recommendable!

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Nelspruit.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a gem of the Lowveld and well worth visiting. The paths are well layed out and easy access for weelchair bound people. The gardens are well kept and in summer there is the view of the waterfall. How ever I must add I was disappointed in the coffe shop inside the gardens. Service was bad and food even... More

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White River, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The gardens are so much more than I had possibly guessed! I love to wander through all the beauty and bring a picnic and a book, or eat at the delicious restaurant. Its the best place to spend a relaxing off day!

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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