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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I can honestly say that this is my favorite place in Stellenbosch. It is the most relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in the middle of a very busy student town. The Katjiepiering restaurant offerd very yummy food and is great for afternoon tea or just for a drink.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not a big site so it need only take an hour or so or possibly less to look around but absolutely beautiful & free entry which is a real bonus. Good eaterie too.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tranquil and beautiful,a pleasurable retreat from the hub and busy pavements a real walk in the Park ! well worth a visit

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very well nice place to have a lunch or Sunday afternoon tea. A bit expensive, but worth it. Setting is great to wonder through the garden after your tea.

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Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Botanical gardens offer study plaques for all the trees and plants with a small information centre that sells plants native to South Africa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens in Stellenbosch Central. It's a bit small tho. But it's great for a 10 minute walk or just a quick linch picnic with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very beautifully laid out; the restaurant was a very nice experience. I was surprised at the size of the garden when we started exploring – for the nature lover and individual that seeks a relaxed outing, it was really worth while

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is a beautiful peacefull venue to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunatly there is only vegetarian curry on the menu and nothing else to enjoy on a wonderful sunny day!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A brilliant way to get a quick overview of the plants of the Western Cape. A small garden but packed with plants, all well labelled and well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

During our one day visit to Stellenbosch we decided to call in at the gardens for the last hour, and Wow for a city centre garden it just seems to go on and on! The displays and information are first class and the garden centre was fantastic, its a pity we couldn't bring any specimens home. There are so many... More

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