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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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Great for a quick walk around

Well kept gardens and awesome huge lillipads. There is a restaurant but we didn't eat there. We probably spent about 15 minutes wandering around and there wasn't much else to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Well kept gardens and awesome huge lillipads. There is a restaurant but we didn't eat there. We probably spent about 15 minutes wandering around and there wasn't much else to do with our time. Entry is free though and it is nice to walk around if the weather is good.

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henham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

John dunnwoody gave us an excellent twolus hour tour all good make sure you give plenty of time for this garden as there is plenty to see

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Katjiepiering (the Afrikaans word for "gardenia") restaurant serves light meals and is situated in the middle of the stunning botanical gardens under the shade of the trees, in a quiet corner of Stellenbosch. The meals are light and refreshing, the service good, and the prices very reasonable. Higly recommended for a light meal or coffee/tea.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A favourite place that never disappoints. The gardens are immaculate and although just an average size city block, as you wander down the inviting paths you encounter the most incredible diversity. From manicured lawns, to tumbling aloes and thorn bushes, then into the deep forest of enormous trees and lush undergrowth, round the corner and you are in a herb... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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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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