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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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Lovely gardens to stroll and stop at bistro for tea

Not too large but lots of variety. A very pleasant afternoon. This botanical garden was right in the middle of town so walking was perfect after strolling the shops or lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not too large but lots of variety. A very pleasant afternoon. This botanical garden was right in the middle of town so walking was perfect after strolling the shops or lunch.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens; very relaxing to stroll around. The coffee shop is also really nice, had delicious cheese cake & cappuccino. Worth a short visit.

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Stellenbosch
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visit the botanical garden regularly as it is only a 100m away from Evergreen Manor & Spa. The garden is not very large, but has an abundance of plant life and is a haven of tranquillity. The small coffee shop/bistro offers a nice variety of light lunches and organic tea can be bought at the shop Biobou, just next... More 

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Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The garden is well maintained and they are busy to improve the walk way. Their is a coffee shop in the gardens. The water plants to me was a high light.

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Sint Anthonis, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When we visited Stellenbosch we always found our way trough these gardens on our way to the center. It's a peaceful and quiet place to be. Lots of flowers and plants to be seen

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Lich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It is a small botanical garden where no entry fee is charged. If you have time it is certainly worthwhile to visit and may be have coffee or a tee. There is also a restaurant but we didn't visit.

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Ascot England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved free entry, small but well laid out. Good cafe. Only takes a few minutes to walk around it. Plants for sale and bonsai tree exhibition.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

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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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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