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Address: Prospect Hall Rd, btwn Old Mill Way and Uitsig St | Durban North, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 563 1333
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Good venue for a family outing

Beautiful atmosphere with lush bushes and trees, ideal for a family outing as open fire braais are allowed. Sadly becoming neglected and unclean...

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The play area is lovely for children and the toilets are well managed. However the gardens are in need of upgrading due to the presence of large barren,patches broken statues and weeds.

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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully tranquill, lovely gardens that are well maintained. Not something that would ordinarily be expected to find in Durban.

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Thank Hardly089
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Great place to relax on a warm sunny day, lovely garden , well maintained. There are plenty of space to set up your picnic , tables and chairs and other more hidden areas in the garden. some beautiful bird wild life and then monkeys around too.

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Thank JoMoreau
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Beautiful gardens to walk around and have a picnic. Quite peaceful during the week. Not everywhere easy to walk if you have a disability

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Thank kotiew
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

the gardens are very unkept the ponds and water feature are very dirty with losts of moss all over the ponds i feel sorry for the poor fish.

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Thank Pauleen P
South Africa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Beautiful atmosphere with lush bushes and trees, ideal for a family outing as open fire braais are allowed. Sadly becoming neglected and unclean...

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Thank roym376
Durban, South Africa
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Highly recommended as a picnic venue with friends and/or family. Open fires are not allowed, spit braai's are. Electricity is available upon request and at a small fee. Marque's are also not allowed but a specific size tent is, check with the local municipality regarding this.

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Thank Mandy_Ntombela
SOUTH AFRICA
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116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely morning spent at the garden...walking around the garden Awesome warm day outside. Lots of walking great experience

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Thank Lutchmee M
Stilbaai, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was such a stunning visit... We were 5 adults and a young toddler. We saw monkeys, fish, ducks and the most beautiful trees. We took such gorgeous photos under the Tori as well :) It was so quiet and relaxing to walk through the gardens... There's also a little jungle gym for the children.

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Thank 27LD
Jhb
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127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

As a youngster, we would come here with our family possibly twice a month for get togethers and we popped in there as a trip down memory lane....WOW!!! Not nearly as nice as it used to be, the water smelt terrible and we did not feel safe at all especially with locals just walking through that seemed to be more... More 

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