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Durban Botanic Gardens

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Address: Sydenham Road, Durban, South Africa
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to...

Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.

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always a fun day out

the beautiful gardens gives you enough shady spots to picnic. although playing ball, swingball, braais are not allowed. the gardens also offers tours if you're interested in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the beautiful gardens gives you enough shady spots to picnic. although playing ball, swingball, braais are not allowed. the gardens also offers tours if you're interested in botany.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Ushaka is truly an amazing way to spend a day. The slides are an absolute must. The lazy river is thoroughly relaxing. Had a really fun day out at Ushaka

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the gardens after a good few years. Still so well maintained and so beautiful and tranquil. It was a fantastic place to spend our Easter Monday.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some beautiful trees & plants - lovely Orchid House & interesting sensory garden - good to visit at different times of year ...

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Gillitts, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is a show happening or a live music performance then this venue is great! Otherwise it isn't the nicest gardens around, there are far better in the greater Durban area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well maintained garden with abundant flora and fauna. The species are old especially the eucalyptus trees which must be more than a hundred old. The primary purpose for the visit was to photograph bird life in the garden. A masked weaver weaving his nest is a sight to behold especially his yellow feathers A Malachite kingfisher swooping on his... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would definetly recommend it to all those plant fanatics even to once off visitors to get a glimpse and bit of information on the different faunas

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a true escape from the stress of life.Experience the healing energy of age old trees,beautiful plants,birdlife,watrfeatures and waterlife.Lovely nestled lake with turtles,waterbirds,ducks and more.Enjoy the oppurtunity of feeding these birds and ducks.Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the quiet sound of nature.The orchid garden is a must see for all visitors.Quaint restaurant serving lovely toasts,pancakes and more.All volunteers at... More 

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Durban
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Durban Botanical Gardens could be a hundred miles from Durban, peaceful and generally quiet with lovely hidden gems to seek out and enjoy for the family

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Durban
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Orchid House and the Flagship Plant of theDurban Bot Garden, the Enfalartos Woodii is always pleasant to visit. Don't forget the Buffalo Thorn, one of the trees of the old Berea Forest. It is close to the Woodii.

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