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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Off White River Rd, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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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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Off White River Rd, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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"tea garden"
in 16 reviews
"information boards"
in 6 reviews
"indigenous plants"
in 5 reviews
"crocodile river"
in 12 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 3 reviews
"rivers meet"
in 3 reviews
"tree species"
in 3 reviews
"wooden deck"
in 3 reviews
"riverside trail"
in 3 reviews
"on site restaurant"
in 3 reviews
"rainforest area"
in 3 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 5 reviews
"visiting nelspruit"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"would love to go back"
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"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"rainy season"
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Reviewed today

Although you can learn a lot from visiting this place, you don't need to include it in round-trip of SA. The highlight were the monkies where males have blue balls. Yes, the are indeed very blue. :D

Thank Hesperange
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We at África Austral, tours & safaris have often taken our guests for a few hours of walks and strolls, even hikes and picnics we have enjoyed in this fantastic and well maintained botanical garden. Ideal to pass some hours, good value for money, conveniently...More

Thank Paulo F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that I can say is you have to go and see for yourself! The trails are beautiful and the waterfalls impressive. A wonderful place to clear your head and escape the hustle and bustle for a while. Absolutely stunning!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely more than a botantic gardens with the waterfall and potholes. There are several trails which covers a variety of plant types. Very informative signs and experiences (e.g. touch certain plants). Kids loved the large playground. Place is extremely well maintained. We parked...More

Thank pandora m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely well laid out and signposted gardens. Get a map of the gardens at the kiosk before you go in as it helps you to know where you are. Extremely well planned, maintained and very safe.

Thank pmjd2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot for a nice walk and several good vista points along the Crocodile River. It certainly does not rival larger and more fully developed botanical gardens elsewhere in the world, but it provides a nice environment for a leisurely walk and...More

Thank LudwellMom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very peaceful place. Nice for a family picnic or just a stroll on the lovely pathways. Very nice and clean. Try the restaurant for a cup of coffee or tea and something to eat. Alway a great experiance.

Thank jacolienn
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The Lowveld National Botanical garden is SO UNDERRATED according to me. It is one of the MOST beatuful Botanical gardens in South Africa and absolutely worth a visit. The Cycad collection througout the garden is phenomenal. There is a los a lovely restaurant/tea garden that...More

Thank Casper840
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Millions of plant species in such a small area. Situated close to some of the best hotels in the world, close to the mall very close to provincial offices. Perfect spot for tourists who love nature

Thank T6413KGkm
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I had the most amazing time. Went for a solo walk. One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in RSA. I wish there was a way to clean up the river of prevent garbage from flowing into the gardens from the central city. I had...More

Thank Nadia E
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