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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a magnificent array of nature’s treasures. The two rivers create spectacular waterfalls which give this Garden its visually spectacular character.
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off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens just on the edge of the city center. Also has a Snake park and a cafeteria. Little traffic noise.

Thank Rayrabbit
Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Came here in summer and was impressed with the variety of plant life, even in the heat. It was a nice, scenic getaway from the hub-bub of the surrounding Nelspruit shopping area, and had lots of trees and benches to relax and stay cool in...More

Thank Hailey G
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a perfect destination for real people who love nature. The garden boasts lots of spectacular views of nature, i.e. plants, flowers and landscapes particularly when you take an adventurous down to the river. The bush is amazon-like and very interesting to be at....More

Thank patricexolanim
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this place. Beautiful scenery and enjoyed learning about different species of plants and trees. It was easy and refreshing walkways.The play area within the gardens was a nice break for my 4 yr old. And the restaurant onsite was such a lovely...More

Thank Lunaspa
Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi there, We are glad you experienced the Garden according to our planning, and you feel free to tell others about it. Thank you, we will work harder not to disappoint. Taki Curator: Lowveld NBG

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is such a peaceful Botanical Gardens - you don't hear the traffic despite it being in Nelspruit. The waterfalls and rivers are beautiful and when you pass over the river into the forest you can't believe you're in town. We saw the purple crested...More

Thank rozp283
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Excellent botancial gardens. Well designed and clealry signposted to facilitate exploration. Simply beautiful.

Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Safety is always an issue there. The information desk is always helpful and I have never had a problem. The tea garden has hosted a couple of my client's and friends weddings and it was honestly a really good experience. In order to see the...More

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. Be sure to have a few hours. Stunning waterfalls you can see from below and above. A bridge across the river leads to a rainforest walk on a boardwalk. The other side presents areas of different types of...More

Thank _mary_bownes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lowveld National Botanical Garden is a pleasant place to be because the contact with nature, the fresh air, the sound of the birds, the waterfalls and the sound of its waters, the beautiful and exotic plants, and all the virgin nature make this place a...More

Thank Moises M
Reviewed 15 February 2017

me and my wife went to the botanical gardens on a hot day.we were surprised to find labels on trees that gives scientific info on each species as you walk. somehow even labels close to certain species of reptiles roaming almost next to the signs....More

Thank Rouan K
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