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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 gardener's paradise!

Spent an hour walking around the gardens- plenty of variety of plants on show and well labelled. Lots of quiet areas to sit and relax. Busy tea room with outdoor seating area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent an hour walking around the gardens- plenty of variety of plants on show and well labelled. Lots of quiet areas to sit and relax. Busy tea room with outdoor seating area. Worth a visit when in town for peace and tranquility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely small gardens . Various trees and plants to see .Even had the Silver Fern growing in there . There are numerous glasshouses you need to ask staff for a key if you to look in them. Small resteraunt on site . Very relaxing environment .

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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a small garden and initially we thought it would only be worth a brief walk through. In the end we spent almost the whole morning strolling thru, sitting down for a lovely breakfast on an early spring morning while serenaded by Robin chats and Cape white eyes, and continuing on a long walk to appreciate the rare cyclads,... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not to be missed if you are in Cape Town, not far from City Center, and on the Red Bus Tour.Spectacular flowers and views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is rather small but magic. We had never heared about it - it was the best surprice in Stellenbosch!

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is small but is free. Plants are labeled, and it's a lovely place to relax. There is a cafe, but I didn't use it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice restaurant at the back of Stellenbosch University's Botanical Garden...the fare was nothing special but the atmosphere was friendly and the staff efficient

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No admission price and a lovely walk! The bonsai exhibit is impressive but it's also worth just strolling around the lovely grounds.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed many beautiful memories here. The managerial staff is lovely and always add to the special environment

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are as expected, beautiful. The arid houses and bonsai garden were my personal favourites. The information plaques give some interesting tidbits about the plants.

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