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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
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+27 13 752 5531
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"tea garden"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful gardens"
in 8 reviews
"information boards"
in 6 reviews
"suspension bridge"
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"couple of hours"
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"crocodile river"
in 11 reviews
"indigenous plants"
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"picnic basket"
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"rain forest area"
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"rivers meet"
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"tree species"
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"wooden deck"
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"riverside trail"
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"on site restaurant"
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"nature lovers"
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"visiting nelspruit"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit is so well worth a visit!! It is much more fhan a Botanical Garden. They have a Rain Forest Aerial walk which is amazing! The Cascade Waterfalls is breathtaking!! Set aside a whole day to visit this gem. There are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too welcoming reception, receptionist could do with some cheer and positively. Parking - Visitors should not feel obliged to have someone watch their car, it gives the impression that it is not a secure place to leave your car. Premises looked impressive the walk...More

1  Thank Thembi N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting the Lowveld on your way to the Kruger National Park, make a plan to stop at the Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. The gardens are well maintained, full of indigenous plants and trees and provides for a great day out the entire family. Numerous...More

1  Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to visit family we stopped over for lunch at the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit one very hot afternoon. They have a beautiful restaurant with a MIST cooling system in the outside seating area that helps with keeping the insects at...More

Thank skippie1973
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere being at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden for the whole family. Also educational as well getting to know the various species in the garden. Really ideal for a picnic setup.

Thank 817thembim
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, well maintained gardens. Great place to take kids. Very helpful staff. If you are going with a pram/wheelchair it is advised to go in at entrance 2. I arrived at entrance 1 with my pram and the staff redirected me to entrance 2 as...More

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I would highly recommend this place to all nature lovers, The waterfalls are truly breathtaking. The suspended walk way bridge is definitely something to go through. The gardens were well maintained.

Thank nathan102
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We decided to visit the garden at the beginning of our holiday to ease into the upcoming holiday activities. This is a beautiful gem right in the heart of Nelspruit. The rain forest is lovely and the Cascades Waterfalls after the rains were stunning. For...More

Thank Des1963
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We were very impressed with the Gardens. The walkways, bridge and viewing platforms were clean and well maintained, and the Tea Garden staff accommodated us even though they were just about to close. Unfortunately, due to the heat, we ended spending less time then we...More

Thank Kev_and_Lee
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our time at the botanical garden seeing tree species. Most of the trees had tags with their names and other interesting information about them. The walks around botanical garden were quiet relaxing and it was a wonderful experience for whole...More

Thank sollym95
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Response from Maria W | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I only just picked up this question. a bit late now, but would not have known answer, but hope you had a great christmas
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