Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Pretoria National Botanical Garden
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8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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The Pretoria National Botanical Garden is a colourful 76ha botanical tapestry showcasing glimpses of various habitats, each with their own distinctive features and charm.
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fas327
Pretoria, South Africa54 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The gardens are well-kept with a reasonable entrance fee. There is a restaurant in the garden which we did not try. There are short trails, ducks and a waterfall which can keep you busy. Benches are also littered through the park if you haven't brought a picnic mat
Written January 5, 2020
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Randel T
Dakar, Senegal69 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
A wonderful spot to unwind. A great variety of flora and fauna of South Africa. There is a fun man made waterfall. There are several trails that take you to most corners of the park. The trails are not very clearly marked.
Written April 27, 2023
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tingasiki
Windhoek, Namibia169 contributions
Oct 2021
This botanical garden is beautifully laid out with plenty of secure parking. Staff are friendly and at the coffee shop you get the best ever cheese cake! Many people take picnics which is a great way to enjoy this wonderful place. We are sure to return on our next visit to Pretoria!
Written November 5, 2021
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renierh0ltzhausen
Pretoria1 contribution
Sep 2013 • Family
Gisela de Villiers on Face Book Options for this storyI took a Swedish visitor to the Botanical Gardens yesterday. We had lunch at the Mokha restaurant there. It was surreal- they didn't have the fruit juice he ordered. He tried 3 different kinds, none available.He orders the salmon + avo salad. Waiter comes back and says the avo's are all overripe. So we compromise with feta cheese. I order the biltong and peppadew tramezzini. Waiter comes back- no peppadews. By this time I'm looking for a candid camera. The waiter says he's embarassed by the kitchen- he's just the messenger, he says. So we plough through the very uninspiring food- think dry bread and old biltong- very VERY old biltong- and me not wanting to put up a hell of a fight in front of this person, whom I don't know, really.So I thought I'd tell you. THE MOKHA RESTAURANT AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS IN PRETORIA STINKS.
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Written September 27, 2013
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Brendan H
Pretoria, South Africa389 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
The Pretoria Botanical Gardens are clean and well cared for. We had a family picnic there and people of various ages seemed to enjoy it. There are easy and slightly more challenging walks to go on through a diverse range of created and natural habitats. My son was disappointed that his rugby ball was not allowed to be taken in. I thought that this was probably to preserve the peace and quiet of others, but then some other visitors manage to bring balls in and play with them, probably because they weren't on display.
Written April 24, 2012
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An3 Theyse
Pretoria, South Africa646 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
A family morning hike with friends in the Botanical Gardens ended with a delicious lunch at the restaurant.

We walked through the beautiful kept Gardens. And for a while we forgot we were in a big city.

Ample parking with a guard at the gate and a minimal entrance fee at the Gardens’ entrance.

Many different walkways and paths. Enough easy routes for people with prams or elderly people. And a bit more challenging routes going uphill with steps.
(Remember your hats & sunscreen.)

Lunch afterwards were in the shade of big old trees. And some place for the kids to run & play.

Service was good and fast. The food was great!
Delicious, freshly made and generous portions. And the menu offers a wide variety to choose from.

We will definitely visit the Botanical Gardens on a more regular basis from now on.

Written December 7, 2017
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Hein S
Centurion19 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
Relax while listening to an afternoon concert in the park or simply just spend your Sunday afternoon reading the paper with the sound of nature around you. Food and drinks available on site with a small curio shop.
Written September 2, 2014
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geoser68
Thessaloniki Region, Greece165 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
An area with nice gardens and trees, for walking and also picnics. Many birds to see also in the gardens.
Written November 30, 2019
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modale m
15 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is where my park run home is which happens every Saturday morning. It is so much fun. Usually I walk just so I get to see the beautiful views and read the information cards.

Great for picnics and weddings photos and for chill outs as there are restaurants
Written October 21, 2019
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Erika S
Pretoria, South Africa20 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We planned this day well in advance to do some family photo's. Grannies and granddaughter. It was not the nice spring day, but quite chilly. However the gardens was so nice, the tea garden delicious. We will be back jusy to enjoy the beauty.
Written September 25, 2019
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