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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 #6 of 22 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A brilliant way to get a quick overview of the plants of the Western Cape. A small garden but packed with plants, all well labelled and well looked after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

During our one day visit to Stellenbosch we decided to call in at the gardens for the last hour, and Wow for a city centre garden it just seems to go on and on! The displays and information are first class and the garden centre was fantastic, its a pity we couldn't bring any specimens home. There are so many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I cannot visit Cape Town without going to Stellenbosch. This time we saw Proteas in flower: a wondrous site. What I particularly like about the garden is that a little walking soon takes you away from the crowds, and there is plenty to see. The restaurants were crowded, as usual, but you can't have everything!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Quite and into the nature with the very calm and easy vibe to the place which add up to the whole exp

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stellenbosch Town is fondly known as “Die Bos” to its Afrikaans student community. I discovered this little gem while searching for a place to have a peaceful cup of tea in the student rich little winelands town. In the middle of the town, between houses and businesses you can escape to this tranquil garden. Beautiful lay-out with many little corners... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My friends and I took a break from exploring the architecture of Stellenbosch and enjoyed this lovely place of relaxation in the heart of the town.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you visit Stellenbosch to taste wine, visit your kids or are just on a tour this is a must. It is one of the secrets of Stellenbosch. Every time I visit the gardens I see something new whether it is an amazing collection of plants, trees, shrubs or desert succulents, I always leave humbled and amazed. The care and... More

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Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The scene is just fantastic - but wait until about 13.30 or suffer from long waiting times! The food is what you pay for: simple but tasty and the waiters/waitresses are very friendly.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely worth a look, with a lovely restaurant and shop. So peaceful and my two young children loved it. We could have spent the day relaxing there.

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Montagu, South Africa
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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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