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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 #3 of 14 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
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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Friesland, Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Nice place to walk for a couple of minuites, to sit down with a book or to have a drink in the restaurant.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very beautiful well laid out gardens. Interesting tree walkway. Very good shop especially the books and local crafts

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Derby, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A small, attractive garden, with a focus on local plants; very useful leaflets and extremely helpful staff on site. A pleasant way to spend an hour.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Amazing environment and such a wide open space - breathtaking! Lovely (if pricey) shops and cafe too. A perfect place for a long afternoon walk.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I can honestly say that this is my favorite place in Stellenbosch. It is the most relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in the middle of a very busy student town. The Katjiepiering restaurant offerd very yummy food and is great for afternoon tea or just for a drink.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not a big site so it need only take an hour or so or possibly less to look around but absolutely beautiful & free entry which is a real bonus. Good eaterie too.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tranquil and beautiful,a pleasurable retreat from the hub and busy pavements a real walk in the Park ! well worth a visit

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very well nice place to have a lunch or Sunday afternoon tea. A bit expensive, but worth it. Setting is great to wonder through the garden after your tea.

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Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Botanical gardens offer study plaques for all the trees and plants with a small information centre that sells plants native to South Africa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful gardens in Stellenbosch Central. It's a bit small tho. But it's great for a 10 minute walk or just a quick linch picnic with friends.

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