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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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Dr khalifa alkaabi at stellenbosch

I visited this botanical garden during my stay at stellenbosch in augest 2015. The place amazing and very nice to family. We like to take pictures and to have coffee in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this botanical garden during my stay at stellenbosch in augest 2015. The place amazing and very nice to family. We like to take pictures and to have coffee in the garden. I love the place and would like to visit again. It is very quite and clean. I recommend to visit botanical garden every one as soon as... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is not the best time to see the Garden (South African early Spring) but it is a pleasant island of grenand quiet, with excellent use of space and a great variety of plants. Included also a cosy nd very reasonable restaurant with inside and outside tables among the green.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I often walk through the botanical gardens on my way through town. There are a variety of plant species to admire as well as a bonsai section, a gift shop, a coffee shop and for the geocachers there is a multi-cache to solve that takes you through the whole garden. If you are lucky enough to be at the garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Peaceful atmosphere, and very exiting for outdoor people. I can recommend it for tourist and even for locals. 👍👍👍👍

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent. If you love plants and something tasty to eat, this is a good place to go when you need to be outdoors in Stellenbosch town. Only drawback is the lack of parking but it is worth wile parking some distance from it even and walking to it. As part of Stellenbosch University, the variety of plants is stunning. Almost... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Peaceful, well laid out, large variety of different plants and trees. Small but fascinating. Very pleasant atmosphere and a nice coffee shop in the centre of the gardens.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice Botanical Garden, not that big but just enough to walk around a bit. It's a good spot for those who love special plants and flowers. If you have time, go there and have a coffee in the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

These Botanical Gardens are open daily and provide peaceful respite from the heat amongst the greenery. Pack a picnic basket on a beautiful summer's day or pop into the coffee shop if you're more of a tea-and-scones type of person.

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Pearly Beach, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely little place situated in the garden. Visited the garden for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A gem of a place. Sit on the benches or grass in summer. Visit the astounding bonsai collection. Have breakfast or lunch in the Katjiepiering cafe.

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