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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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Hidden Gem , a MUST.

Great plants and so peaceful ! Well-maintained and a pleasure to visit. The teagarden is great and the service/food/management top class.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great plants and so peaceful ! Well-maintained and a pleasure to visit. The teagarden is great and the service/food/management top class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This beautiful garden has hundreds of little nooks and crannies to relax and immerse yourself in nature right the the centre of town.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here in December 2014 and we were so impressed! Your visit here should not be rushed, take your time and walk through. You will learn so much about plants and trees! Some of the biggest trees I have ever seen. Amazing plants and flowers and a greenhouse filled with incredible Bonsai trees. You have to stop and eat... More 

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amherst
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Botanical Gardens are amazing, worth the visit on its own. The thought of eating amidst the lush greenery is tempting. We went one day for lunch and were told we'd have a long long wait so we left. We went another day and were seated after a bit of a wait. We ordered our food after another bit of... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Atmosphere is very cool and your can enjoy urself with the fa mily and friends garden very beautiful and this place is highly recommended

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a lovely pearl in the middle of a buzzing Stellenbosch. The garden is beautiful laid out and one discover many interesting plants in the houses and outside. We came there in the morning and in the "rainforest it was wet"; a lovely experience. Everything is nicely laid out and labelled so one can learn a lot. The shop has... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The garden seems small from outside, but inside it seems large. Excellent photo opportunities, both indigenous and foreign plants - all extremely beautiful, with name tags for educational purposes. There is also a tea garden and a shop. Really a wide variety of species including bonsai, water plants, desert plants, tropical plants and unique roses. O and entry is free.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A must visit for gardeners I don't know how they pack so many different gardens in one fairly small area. As you walk you see from dry to ponds and bushy areas. Don't forget to look around the back also. They restaurant is good. Because it is small, it is a nice outing for the elderly or small kids who... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had a few hours to 'kill' while my husband was at a meeting so spent the afternoon here. It's really peaceful with plenty of plants to see, places to sit and a nice cafe with good food.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stellenbosch is quite a busy town, and the botanical garden and restaurant is a good place to take a quiet walk and a meal. The garden has a wide variety of plants, trees and even vegetables and some areas are in the process of upgrading. The restaurant has a wonderful setting outdoors under the trees and my chai latte and... More 

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