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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 #6 of 22 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Gardens
Owner description: The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South... more » 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. « less
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Irvine, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My friends and I took a break from exploring the architecture of Stellenbosch and enjoyed this lovely place of relaxation in the heart of the town.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you visit Stellenbosch to taste wine, visit your kids or are just on a tour this is a must. It is one of the secrets of Stellenbosch. Every time I visit the gardens I see something new whether it is an amazing collection of plants, trees, shrubs or desert succulents, I always leave humbled and amazed. The care and... More

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Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The scene is just fantastic - but wait until about 13.30 or suffer from long waiting times! The food is what you pay for: simple but tasty and the waiters/waitresses are very friendly.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely worth a look, with a lovely restaurant and shop. So peaceful and my two young children loved it. We could have spent the day relaxing there.

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Montagu, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Pleasantly surprised - very interesting and a wide variety of plants. Nice coffee shop to sit and relax and wonderful atmosphere!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Just loved everything about this little oasis in the middle of Stellenbosch. Surrounded by Beautiful trees and plants (botanical garden) the food was very good, prices great and service and friendliness above average! I cannot wait to go there again!

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Nizwa, Oman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This garden is a quick stroll from the Neelsie Studente Sentrum (Langenhoven Student Center), next to the Old Conservatory (for music students). It is easy to lose track of time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you want to relax, this is the place to go! You can stroll around the garden and look at all the interesting things that is included in this huge garden. If you feel hungry, then eat something at the coffee shop in the garden.. Beautiful and tranquil and money well spent since you get great value for your money!... More

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Linschoten
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

These botanical garden is one of the best we ever visited. It has a great variety of plant and tree species from all over South Africa in a relatively small space. The shop has interesting books and (green)articles and some plants are for sale. The end of March is certainly not the best season to visit as there are only... More

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Regina, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a beautiful area with some very nice walking and hiking trails, It would have been better in the spring when more flowers were in bloom. There wsas not much cvolour at this time of year

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