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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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+27 21 808 3054
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Good solid fare

Nice setting and convenient location. Relaxed atmosphere under trees and popular with locals. Standard but reliable menu offering.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice setting and convenient location. Relaxed atmosphere under trees and popular with locals. Standard but reliable menu offering.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing garden to rival many larger botanic gardens. No charge at present but they are considering introducing an entrance fee in the near future. It's well worth going to - lovely Lilly ponds, bonsai tree area, shop, restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried to see this garden 6 years ago but it was shut so gave up on Stellenbosch altogether until friends visited last year. What a gem! Great plants well set out and labelled, lots of variety. A fantastic Bonsai collection.We have been to many gardens in S Africa (Kirstenbosch, Harold Porter, Worcester) but we thought this was probably the... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful garden, a lovely stroll through all the gardens and plants. It is small enough to take little children with you. The Bonsai area is very good and beautiful plants and trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing plants and flowers! The bonsai trees were very impressive as well as the giant water lilies. The café was also nice, huge cakes and great coffee. Although a bit minus just because the plantation wasn't as well kept as I was hoping for. Perhaps a guide would be nice, I'll pay for that.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I live in Stellenbosch I have only recently visites the Botanical Gardens - and I was so impressed! It is really interesting to see all the different plants they have but I was the most surprised by their amazing bonsai collection! WOW! It's a must see! (Also, they have some great "vet plante" for sale!)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a couple of hours to wander through the gardens, entry is free and it was relatively peaceful experience. Would recommend as it is very short walk from the centre of Stellenbosch.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely garden. It so peaceful that one forgets it is in the middle of a town. We spent about an hour taking pictures and walking in the garden but could have stayed another hour or two. There are lots of benches or grass to sit and also a restaurant. We will definitely visit again and again.

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Prestbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small pretty gardens with lovely flowers and trees, worth a visit can walk in 30 mins, is also a cafe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem hidden in the centre of Stellenbosch. Great for quiet, romantic walks and finding even more peace and greenery in the centre of an already gorgeous town.

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