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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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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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Beautiful, well-maintained garden

A lovely surprise in the heart of Stellenbosch. Well worth a wander around. Kurator Martin Smit is doing a great job improving a hidden gem in the heart of the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely surprise in the heart of Stellenbosch. Well worth a wander around. Kurator Martin Smit is doing a great job improving a hidden gem in the heart of the city.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a large Botanical Garden but does have some beautiful and labeled plants. The nenuphar garden was exceptional and there is a delightful restaurant within the tropical plants. Definitively worth a visit.

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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty little garden, the lily pads are huge! You have to ask for a key to get into the greenhouses although some are closed. A good way to spend half an hour.

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Thank Que
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful and tranquil garden with much to appreciate. The staff are very helpful. Also a very nice cafe for lunch. Bit of a job finding somewhere to park as it was very busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot to while away a couple of hours away from the summer heat. There are lots of tranquil pools and an amazing collection of Bonsai trees. Although we didn't eat there, the restaurant looked lovely.

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Thank Patlfd
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the morning in the garden with my baby. Beautifully maintained gardens, although smaller than I had expected (I also couldn't get to a lot of it though as many of the paths were not pram-friendly). The water plant section was very interesting and the bonsai's were great. Definite must-visit.

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Thank CatFBR
Strand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here numerous times and never have I ever been unimpressed. The garden is small but informative and host a wide range of plants. The restaurant has the nicest platters and burgers. Its ideal for a lunch or kitchen tea

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in at the Botanical gardens for a short visit - it was very interesting and also relaxing. The gardens are upkept and all is very clean.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful lunch under the trees. Beautiful setting. Food was delicious! Friendly Staff. Restaurant was busy and the food was slow to arrive.

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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens with stunning sculptures. The most amazing of all was the waterlily collection! I have never seen such huge leaves! Plenty shady spots with benches to sit and relax in the tranquility.

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