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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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Amazing little Gem!

The Botanical Garden as well as the Katjiepiering coffee-shop are open everyday of the year from 8am to 5pm except on Christmas day and Good Friday. There is also a little shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nipped in for a snack whilst walking through Stellies. Good service, friendly and helpful. Food was good too!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Botanical Garden as well as the Katjiepiering coffee-shop are open everyday of the year from 8am to 5pm except on Christmas day and Good Friday. There is also a little shop where you can buy books, gifts, natural body products, plants and many more! There is always something beautiful to see because there are a great variety of plants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent venue The best quiche I have ever had. We asked for a cake and the best cartot cake I have ever tasted. The service is better than excellent. I can recommend it to anyone. From a small party to a big one, more than 20. Best of all is that it is really affordable. Well done guys. You made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is worth a visit and it was free. Every corner holds a little secret and the coffee shop was excellent. Great find

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outing with kids. Learn more about local plants. Well marked. Tea garden have a limited menu. I enjoyed the experience but once is good enough.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to botanical gardens to the actual restaurant as it is a great place to have coffee on a nice day. Also have tendencies to go there, sit on a bench and just read when office gets boring. So for that kind of purpose it is relatively nice place. BUT if you are a botanist or have exceptional love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the visit on a sunny day. Very pleasant, relaxing walk. Especially enjoyed the bonsai enclosure - such a diversity and so well maintained. Kids will enjoy it too. They have even plants for sale. The little shop in the middle has some lovely souvenirs, books, natural cosmetics, etc, supporting local businesses. Apparently there is a restaurant there too... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often visit these gardens and each time enjoy discovering new blooms. The glass houses are locked, keys available from the shop - well worth looking inside them!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are interested in plants or just want to relax with a cup of coffee - don't miss this oasis in Stellenbosch. Take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful gardens or have a meal under the shady trees at the excellent Katjiepiering Restaurant. They have inside seating for rainy days as well. And do pop into the little shop... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This botanical garden in the heart of the beautiful town of Stellenbosch is a true gem that any visitor should go visit. Apart from the wide variety of beautiful plants that grows there, a little stream and bonzai's , there is al so a restaurant beneath the trees should you get hungry or thirsty. Shake off the worries and go... More 

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