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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 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you want to relax, this is the place to go! You can stroll around the garden and look at all the interesting things that is included in this huge garden. If you feel hungry, then eat something at the coffee shop in the garden.. Beautiful and tranquil and money well spent since you get great value for your money!... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

These botanical garden is one of the best we ever visited. It has a great variety of plant and tree species from all over South Africa in a relatively small space. The shop has interesting books and (green)articles and some plants are for sale. The end of March is certainly not the best season to visit as there are only... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a beautiful area with some very nice walking and hiking trails, It would have been better in the spring when more flowers were in bloom. There wsas not much cvolour at this time of year

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As a local, this is one of my favourite places to go for a lazy afternoon with a friend or a book. The gardens are impeccably maintained and the atmosphere is effortlessly relaxing. The coffee shop serves great coffee and light meals. All-in-all, if you need a bit of down time during your visit to Stellenbosch this is a fantastic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just off a busy street, these gardens offer peace & quiet. We popped in with a good cup of coffee, sat on a bench and relaxed.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great for plant lovers, a beautiful oasis and s great shop, lovely people and a super tea garden, parking next door.

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A superbly maintained plant collection with a delightful tea garden, bonsai collection and nursery with book shop. Not widely publicized, we happened across this garden by chance. The water lily collection was a particular highlight and even if you are not a plant fundi, the gardens make for a lovely walk and a place to enjoy a bite out in... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Jewell of Stellenbosch, this oasis of greenery in this gracious city was outstanding, including its wonderful cafe where we spent many happy hours over leisurely breakfasts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a lovely interesting and peaceful way to spend a few hours . With a wide range of different plants that are obviously well looked after . Our particular favourite was the water Lilly pond . After enjoying the gardens a must is the Garden Café with some delicious house Red wines and my particular favourite the Roast Pear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Not that far from the main center of Stellenbosch (3 min walk) there is this small hidden gem which invites people intersted in plants and those who do want to have a relaxign stroll. Trees and flowers of many hundred kinds are beautifully arranged in a small area which seems a lot bigger than it is once you start walking... More

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