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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 starsReviewed August 2, 2016
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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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115 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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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Thank 27LD
Jhb
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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78 reviews
65 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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Thank 831bcm
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
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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Thank Charity F
Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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