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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 #7 of 21 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As a local, this is one of my favourite places to go for a lazy afternoon with a friend or a book. The gardens are impeccably maintained and the atmosphere is effortlessly relaxing. The coffee shop serves great coffee and light meals. All-in-all, if you need a bit of down time during your visit to Stellenbosch this is a fantastic... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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183 reviews 183 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just off a busy street, these gardens offer peace & quiet. We popped in with a good cup of coffee, sat on a bench and relaxed.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great for plant lovers, a beautiful oasis and s great shop, lovely people and a super tea garden, parking next door.

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Port Elizabeth
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A superbly maintained plant collection with a delightful tea garden, bonsai collection and nursery with book shop. Not widely publicized, we happened across this garden by chance. The water lily collection was a particular highlight and even if you are not a plant fundi, the gardens make for a lovely walk and a place to enjoy a bite out in... More

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