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“Clean and well-maintained nature spot”

Free State National Botanical Garden
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Owner description: This carefully landscaped and colorful garden, with paved walkways, nature talks and moonlight walks, is popular year round.
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean and well-maintained nature spot”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Wonderful botanical garden, with more than enough wandering space and tranquill picnic spots. The plant variety is quite impressive, and there is a pleasant little restaurant where we had a delicious sunday buffet. The garden is obviously seasonal, so be sure to visit when the area has had sufficient rain to support the plants to their maximum beauty.

Visited November 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place for the whole family”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a great place to reconnect with nature. There is a wide variety of plants. Find a picnic spot and just soak in the serenity of this well maintained Botanical Garden, and for the more physical, you can go on a hike.

Visited October 2013
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice, clean and calm”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice picnic place, Nice walks.
Restaurant very neat and have nice food.
Take a afternoon and go there !

Visited April 2013
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Serene environment, quiet, well kept gardens. Lovely for a picnic. You could also go for a little hike in the koppietjie. This for a small fee.

Visited December 2012
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FS National B, Manager at Free State National Botanical Garden, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review of our beautiful garden! Remember that we also have a Lapa to book for private functions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“perfect picnic spot with a girlfriend”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

The atmosphere is superb. the plants and lawns are very well maintained and its real value for your money. we enjoy the little meerkat visitor that joined us for lunch...and took a short hike and discovered so many awesome spots.

Visited April 2012
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