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Durban North Japanese Gardens

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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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a place to picnic

this place was once so beautiful but over the years the park has been downgraded somewhat. Not so many flowering plants anymore and don't see as much birdlife anymore. However, it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2016
Ragini1965
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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SOUTH AFRICA
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99 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Jhb
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126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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Thank Tina N
Durban, South Africa
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58 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is an ideal place for picnic and fun loving people, the gardens are full of various types of plants and trees, the grass is so green and cut to perfection for picnic and leisure life, wedding photos in this garden are amazing and beautiful.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The set up is different from any restaurant.I love their 4 course meal.They have a tapas menu.Chef cooks while you watch which is fascinating.The restaurant is in a nice place right on the beach front

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

this place was once so beautiful but over the years the park has been downgraded somewhat. Not so many flowering plants anymore and don't see as much birdlife anymore. However, it is still beautiful, lots of trees, lots of shade so ideal venue for family outings. Recently I have seen many kiddies parties being held at this venue.

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Durban, South Africa
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great picinic spot or just a day of relaxing great for kids with a ball amd just lying around talking or reading the paper or book

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A serene garden that I would rate as average having seen much better examples worldwide. Not worth a special effort though

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The Japanese Gardens seems to be rather neglected. There are none of the statues left and we could not find any khoi in the ponds. The gardens has a lot of peace and quiet and would be ideal for a picnic but there is not much Japanese culture to be seen it is more like a normal park in a... More 

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