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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 808 3054
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Ranked #9 of 107 things to do in Stellenbosch
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you are here in Northern hemisphere winter this is a must, not huge, very interesting, delightful staff. Do not miss the Waterlillies, fantastic! Plant houses can be visited by request at the shop. The shop is a pleasure to visit and well staffed. In the middle of the gardens a very pleasant cafe/restaurant. A place to slip back into... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you want a good meal, reasonably priced, than head for the Botanical Garden in Stellenbosch. It is within walking distance from the heart of the town and offers superb outdoor seating under huge trees. The meal was delicious (my wife had Babotie and I had Hake). Service was good and the peace felt in the botanical garden well worth... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must even if you are not interested in plants.A cool peaceful haven in the centre of town which is undergoing a great upgrade.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent place to just relax, walk around and enjoy nature. Great variety of plants, easy to navigate around.

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a local I have threatened to visit the gardens for years and eventually did so in December. OMW what a beautiful place in the middle of town!! The gardens are very well kept and in the middle is a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. Will definitely be back in autumn to see how the plants have changed.

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Beijing, China
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Free! I especially liked the hidden gems so eloquently hidden around every corner. I really loved the rock wall water feature. I reccomend this to anyone who would like to spend time in Stellenbosch for under budget

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Looking for a secret hideaway in the middle of the bustling student town of Stellenbosch? Beautiful, well maintained mix of landscaping, art and shops, this is one of my favorite (and free) places to rest and restore.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Botanical Garden is a paradise in the middle of town and is a perfect place to spend a quiet hour strolling around. The cafe is an added delight for lunch or for coffee and cake. Don't miss it!

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Lovely small botanical garden with a nice coffee shop and very interesting greenhouses with various plants. Go there to relax and learn. A peaceful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First rate gardens , well looked after and thoughtfully laid out. A good palce to spend of couple of hours wandering about

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