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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 808 3054
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Description: The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical...
The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission is free. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.
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A must see when in Stellenbosch

I have been to this garden many times and will highly recommend it to all garden lovers, although anyone should be able to get something out of a visit to these gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Sonoma, California
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not a good choice in the winter. A nice walk and it is cool but not as picturesque as in the summer.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to this garden many times and will highly recommend it to all garden lovers, although anyone should be able to get something out of a visit to these gardens. Immaculately maintained a visit to this garden can be both educational as every plant is labelled, and relaxing. The collection of bonsai is also very unique and I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

These gardens are not very large and most of the glass houses are locked although you can get a key from the shop. There is a cafe on site and I think this garden is most probably better in spring and summer. However, there were a number of people wandering around so I guess it is popular. Worth a short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

On my first day in South Africa, I strolled around Stellenbosch with friends and we happened across this small but beautiful garden, and we spent a tranquil twenty minutes enjoying what for me were the exotic plants and shrubs of South Africa. Lovely place, and well worth a recommendation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

On my multiple trips to the scenic town of Stellenbosch, I have visited the gardens. It is a haven of tranquillity! This time I visited the little shop in the garden which is stocked with little treasures-books, herbal teas, body lotions, and seeds!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Some amazing plants and a fantastic bonsai garden. A wonderful place to relax and get some stunning ohotographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When I am feeling too stressed, I come here to study. The gardens are really beautiful and the location is quiet with lots of squirrels! The restaurant is a little bit pricey, but they make a wonderful red cappuccino.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Something other than tasting wine in Stellenbosch. Very small gardens,glad we did it...lovely little "shoppe" But get to Kirstenbosch for an awesome experience. Sandgav SA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful Garden but was a little scruffy at the end of winter. A collection of succulents and ferns with small restaurant open for lunch and coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We often visit these gardens as it's free to enter and you can bring a picnic. Don't miss the bonsai trees at the entrance. It is a lovely garden with lots of diversity.

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Additional Information about Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 808 3054
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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