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KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

2 Swartkops Rd | Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
033 344 3585
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As gardens go...

The Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens are a good visit! As you enter you are created by a play... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile

A lovely place to visit. The gardens are lovely and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. It is a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Experience nature’s grandeur at the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg. This garden’s Victorian past is evident in its magnificent specimens of northern hemisphere plants. One of the most dramatic features is the majestic avenue of London Plane Trees.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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2 Swartkops Rd | Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
033 344 3585
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens are a good visit! As you enter you are created by a play ground and oak tree alley. Great spot for a picnic or leisurely stroll. Unfortunately they have been unable to hold down a coffee shop so you will have...More

Thank NacquitaK
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A lovely place to visit. The gardens are lovely and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. It is a wonderful place if you want to have a picnic and just wind down.

Thank Brenden7
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Very shocked to see no toilet seats in any of the ladies toilets. Art in the park was lovely but when showcasing such a prestigious event surely you can ensure that there are toilet seats. Especially not great when you have little children need g...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Tranquility and what better than here to find peace. Lovely gardens and position. A must visit..... small Kirstenbosch found in Pietermaritzburg. Go visit

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Peaceful atmosphere, the gardens are well taken care of. A good place for Study Groups, Picnics and dates. Recommendation: Bring blankets or things to sit on, as there are seating areas - but not many. There is an entrance fee (discounts for Scholars/Students/Pension).

Thank KLR-ZA
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful setting.Lovely day...sun shining perfect for photographs...BUT entrance charges for Pensioners which comprised 90% party was not applied because we were classified as a Photo Shoot.Wedding photo-wedding shoot charges over-ride pension entrance charges and costs were appropriately much more than expected.Bitter taste.We paid but resuklt...More

Thank Sonia H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Quiet place good for walks & picnics with family and friendly, braai areas available in the premises

Thank Slyngoh
Reviewed 13 March 2017

In December 2016, we had our year end function at the Botanical Garden. It has a nice area for braai where you can just bring your staff and do a picnic. Even as family, friends this could be the best place for you. It has...More

Thank nokuthulam923
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The basic layout of the gardens remains good as does the avenue of London Plane trees but the gardens are forlorn and in need of maintenance. There were no maps or guides available. In addition, when we visited at lunch time, the restaurant was shut...More

Thank MgtAD
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's been a while since I walked here but I used to love going in the early mornings and roaming about in the hills and picking wild granadillas and Cape gooseberries - yum! There are magnificent trees from all over the world, and a lovely...More

Thank Helen B
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4 April 2016|
Response from Somayya S | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Which area are you from?