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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)13 752 5531
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The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out...

The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a magnificent array of nature’s treasures. The two rivers create spectacular waterfalls which give this Garden its visually spectacular character.

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An essential part of any visit to the Lowveld

One of the jewels of the Lowveld, the Botanical Gardens should form part of any tour of the region. Set on the banks of the Crocodile River with stunning views of the cascades it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark S
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the jewels of the Lowveld, the Botanical Gardens should form part of any tour of the region. Set on the banks of the Crocodile River with stunning views of the cascades it is a great place to walk amongst the best of vegetation of the region in a safe environment. Their are numerous pathways to explore and benches... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an enjoyable trip to visit the botanical gardens! Totally enjoyable and a must see and do! I would like to see more use of it by more people.

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White River, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Spent an afternoon wandering through the beautiful gardens, really impressive. Helpful people at the gate and well informed. there were many others picnicing but hardly saw them. highly recommended for a lazy Sunday afternoon with a basket a rug and a bottle of wine. And only R25.00 to get in.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The gardens are one of the most underated open spaces in Nelspruit. Now swamped by shopping malls, the original intention and design was to plants to treat disease. Now they act as museums for plants some of which are threatened with extinction. The gardens are a quiet haven with water falls, streams, rivers, ponds bisected by walkways with flora from... More 

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to visit when in nelspruit and time to spare. Nice restaurant located in the gardens with great food and service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I compared this garden to the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens, which is near where I live, and it is as good if not better because they have kept it wild but still well maintained. It is a great place for picnics and also what I love is the information they give the public on the different plants etc. Well worth... More 

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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Nowadays it is lovely to find an attraction so reasonably priced. Well laid out with plenty of signs and information. The Riverside walk with a guide is recommended although a little unstable in some areas. The cafe is well worth a visit with friendly staff and well priced menu. Only downside is that following a fire in part of the... More 

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Nelspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Nice place and peaceful, nature at its best. Cool environment, tranquillity environment. Great view. Thanks

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great for a picnic, bird watching, concerts and a really awesome restaurant! A great afternoon visit for something a little different in the city.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A quick trip to the gardens turned into a 2 hour visit. 2 Hours to short. Take the right entrance as the left is closed due to fire damage. Take your camera and binoculars. Lovely little restaurant in the gardens to grab a refreshment or a meal. The cascades in the BG make a welcome difference from other gardens. Well... More 

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