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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.
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Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 201 1303
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Durban Botanical Garden is long established as one of the best "in city" botanical gardens in the country. The variety of plants is mind boggling - my special area is that of the cycad garden. But the whole thing is well sign posted and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Py M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This, the oldest botanical garden in South Africa is well maintained and kept and has lots of interesting plants/trees. This park is also used by the locals for parties and simply relaxing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a breath of fresh air. so much to learn as well about different species of plants, trees and flowers. beautifully manicured gardens. the best place to visit especially when there are events like live music or parties

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nontuthukoignatiad
Reviewed 2 days ago

The peace and quiteness is fantastic. You can enjoy walks and rest in the lush gardens for hours on end.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fezekile F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Five intrepid locals decided to try the Golf Cart Tour offered at Durban Botanic Gardens. As local pensioners, we were entitled to a 50% discount and we opted for the half-hour tour costing R50. Vishnu was our friendly guide. He loaded us aboard and off...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AngelaK3212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a country where security has always got to be kept in mind, the Durban Botanic Gardens were a haven. They were well staffed and well supported by local people, and always felt comfortable for a stroll around. There is an abundance of flowers, trees,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roche29S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our fellow cruisers organised this privately off the ship it was a great sideline trip which included many other sites with in Durban but the standout was these botanical Gardens great place beautiful coral and relaxed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greynomad-Travellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a beautiful and well kept oasis in the middle of town. It's free and full of wildlife (birds, monkeys, butterflies) and such a nice reprieve to walk, sit or run.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mightyelh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are safe and well maintained. A great outing for a relaxing lunch picnic. Please make a turn at the orchid gardens and the sunken garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ludwigakrause
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained, beautiful place to visit. Put a day aside to really enjoy it to its fullest. More than enough space for the kids to play.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Tour1139
19 March 2019|
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Response from beverley m | Reviewed this property |
Times will be on website. 3 hours max is needed if you going to have crumpets and tea. Transport use Uber
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VusiD5
19 January 2019|
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Response from beverley m | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and plenty of parking do try the crumpets with cream and syrup
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