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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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The one and only all indigenous National garden in RSA

Always clean, green and full of animal life. A recent spot for the birders out there was a Narina Trogon as well as the ever allusive African Fin foot was spotted earlier on in... read more

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

Always clean, green and full of animal life. A recent spot for the birders out there was a Narina Trogon as well as the ever allusive African Fin foot was spotted earlier on in the year. The lack of rain means that the water fall is not that impressive but that being said, its still the most relaxing place in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant impressed me with their menu and spotless bathrooms. For me the park was neat and well kept although other visitors said that it needs improvement. The park consists of a huge range of indigenous plants. It also has a range of different sightings one can do with extraordinary views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Killed time here on the way to the airport. Fun and easy walk to falls and around the gardens. We had a picnic here.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Botanical gardens in nelspruit is an all purpose kind of garden, suitable for weddings, picnics, jazz festival, Sunday sessions, birthday party. It's a cool secluded place with over hundred different kinds of trees and flowers, with braai area where you can sit and relax yourself listening to birds music. You need to book for events.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a regular on our to-do list. A lot of thought and planning went into the original design of the gardens and there are interesting tree and plant varieties to explore. We have frequented the restaurant on the way to the waterfall lookout. Very helpful and friendly staff. Great venue for parties and functions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Botanical gardens for years. Its much more than the name suggests, in addition to the garden theres a long nature trail among forests, waterfalls and hills. We love the hike among the canopy, its never crowded and its peaceful. Particularly after a day at the shopping malls:). Its safe, organized and clean and theres a... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This was a highlight of our recent trip to Nelspruit. We started with a walk through the rain forest, giving way to the waterfalls with stunning views from a number of look out points. The gardens itself, were a surprise- even in August. The Cycads are out of this world and a must see for nature lovers. Treat yourself with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I was transported to a fairytale story. Best for for day walks, and relaxed picnics with family. Well kept and clean keep it up. No dog policy works.

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our Botanical Garden, has an array of different Trees, Shrubs etc. All named, with their Scientific names. We also have the "Cascades" This is awesome, in the rainy season. The water gushes over the rocks, like a mini Victoria Falls! If you love birds, and trees? This is the place for you, to relax, with a picnic basket.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have a guesthouse just outside Nelspruit (LoerieRoep) and I ALWAYS recommend all my guests to go to there. It's not just another boring, ordinary garden. There are wooden deck paths....hanging bridge over river.....man made rain forest....nursary....tea garden inside and restaurant at the beginning of you walk. And best of all during summer when the two rivers meet there: The... More 

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