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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 808 3054
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The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical...

The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission is free. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.

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A well kept Stellenbosch secret!

In spite of spending a lot of time in the Western Cape for some decades, we have only this week discovered the delightful botanical gardens in the centre of Stellenbosch. An... read more

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In spite of spending a lot of time in the Western Cape for some decades, we have only this week discovered the delightful botanical gardens in the centre of Stellenbosch. An absolute haven of tranquility, crammed with fascinating and beautiful trees and shrubs, all clearly identified. It's a miniature Kirstenbosch with a more than comparable content. The bonsai section alone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I go there to get some quiet time, talk , relax , learn and gave a meal. If you are stressed out- need time with your partner or simply private me time-this is a great place. Enjoy!!

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Ilmington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the lily pond. This is a peaceful, shaded spot to sit and rest in the centre of town. Nice cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of natural vegetation, well described, well arranged, professional look, well designed, informative, attraction to tourists and visitors, a place of tranquillity, calmness, pride of stellenboschool,

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Vlaeberg Road, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical garden is free entry, such well kept gardens with lots of private places to sit and read. Coffee shop has nice cakes. Visited it several times over the years, always in awe of the gift to be able to see how nature is preserved.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the botanical setting in the middle of town. The tea and carrot cake was just what we needed after a whole day of site seeing in this beautiful little town! It is a stunning little garden. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had the most amazing day and lunch in the middle of the botanical garden, the food was amazing and the service was wonderful and very friendly a great place to come for all ages!

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised. This haven in the centre of Stellenbosch can easily be missed. A walk through the gardens is free and promises peace and a freed mind.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and well maintained garden, with a great shop and selection of succulents and plants available for sale. This is the perfect place to relax in nature, any time of year.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely oasis in busy bustling Stellenbosch. Free and very interesting ( I am not into botany). Small shop and a cafe. I did not use the cafe but pleasant garden setting.

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