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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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Some nice quiet time

The gardens are immaculately kept. Lots of mysterious sounds coming from the trees. A lovely place to amble about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens are immaculately kept. Lots of mysterious sounds coming from the trees. A lovely place to amble about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did this from the hop on hop off bus and we enjoyed a few hours. Well worth a visit and we enjoyed the bird spotting as well as the many and varied plans.

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George south africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful botanical gardens with excellent coffee shop. Wonderful selection of indiginous plants, trees and greenhouses with many private corners to sit and quietly contemplate or stroll along meandering paths. Worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a little gem - green spaces, with croaking toads and areas of silence, where all you hear is the wind in the tree ferns. An idyllic spot to amble, or sit under a tree - with ponds, sculptures, thick greenery and also a lovely cafe, serving wonderful salads and cakes.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

altough rather small because it is in the center of stellenbosch it was well worthe to walk half an hour in this very beautiful park

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but interesting Botanical Garden. Loads variety of plants and really enjoyed the Bonsai section. Not all flowers were in bloom as a little early but enough to see anytime of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This botanical garden is so serene and majestic that it's worth visiting, if only for just a short get-away. It's best seen on a sunny day, but it is splendid with rain coming down as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely quiet spot in middle of busy Stellenbosch even on a rainy day. Lovely proteas & fascinating cacti & succulents. Some v old bonsai . Sprawling wisteria ... the white one is stunning. Has a coffee shop . Looked nice but we didnt yry it. Definitely to b included on yr walk around this charming university city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Botanical Garden of the University of Stellenbosch is located very close to the center of Stellenbosch. It is a very peaceful place with lots of plants and flowers (and some birds) and a very good cafe / restaurant (Katjiepiering).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed across from the botanical gardens and just had to visit. From your first step through the gates there is a feeling of calmness that overwhelmes you. Such a lovely atmosphere, with clean and well maintained gardens. Have to put it on your to-do list

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