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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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+27 21 808 3054
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical...

The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission is free. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.

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Excellent place to visit

The gardens are amazing, so much to see and read about - impossible to cover it all in one stay. Tranquil and relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are amazing, so much to see and read about - impossible to cover it all in one stay. Tranquil and relaxing.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully laid out Botanical Gardens, perfectly maintained. Delightful tea room, delicious cakes and scones. A great place to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old garden has many exotic plants and a restaurant. Although not huge, it is big enough to be very comforting and the plants are interesting and lush.You will even find a gaint Californian Redwood tree here.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stellenbosch is a beautiful town. The gardens provide a quiet space in which to reflect on the town and surrounding wine region. I came not expecting much but will leave wanting to return.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, tranquil and beautiful gem of a garden featuring remarkable diversity of succulents and fynbos species

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Manoeuvring is an amazing space to just relax in nature. Time spent here is always very special. And is not just the location, the staff and owner is very Friendly and the food of high quality. We were here when the lotus flower was in bloom. You cannot see it from the tea garden, but ask the staff they will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This botanical garden in the centre of the university town might be small, but there is plenty to see and do and you could while away a couple of hours absorbing its many delights - or you could just whiz in and out and relax in the verdant outdoors cafe drinking a milkshake, scoffing cake or having a meal. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to access, beautiful, green and it was close to our guesthouse. A must if you like green in all its shades and tints!

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's a real botanical garden! Beautiful view from everywhere the mountains are all around the botanical garden, yo can find a stop order the many shades and enjoying the atmosphere, we been in the high season but you hardly feel all the people who enjoying the botanical garden the same time because the place is huge, Great place to go... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept, weed free gardens Interesting plants clearly labelled Lovely coffee shop for a light lunch Curio shop worth a visit Most enjoyable afternoon for the whole family

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