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Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch

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Address: Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 808 3054
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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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A pleasant walk

Lovely oasis in busy bustling Stellenbosch. Free and very interesting ( I am not into botany). Small shop and a cafe. I did not use the cafe but pleasant garden setting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely oasis in busy bustling Stellenbosch. Free and very interesting ( I am not into botany). Small shop and a cafe. I did not use the cafe but pleasant garden setting.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you love escaping to peaceful and quiet solitude in the midst of nature, this is the place. It is a special character in all seasons - go there. Our young kids also love visiting.

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Reading, Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

An unexpected gem in the heart if the town. Beautiful peaceful gardens with fountains and nursery. Charming tea shop in the gardens, serving marvelloous scones, jam and cream.

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Behind an unpretentious gate is a surprisingly large collection of plants. A restaurant at the back is located in a very peaceful setting.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

In the middle of town. Beautiful small botanical garden with lots of indigenous plants. Great little tea garden. We will recommend it with ease!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a nice experience to walk through this garden. The highlight is the huge waterlily leaves on the pond'

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A visit to the Botanical Gardens in Stellenbosch is well worth it. It is very tranquil and offers a wide range of plant life. Also it is just a nice place to have a walk and sit and relax

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The ideal enue for a family breakfast or lunch in an botanical park with great atmosphere. This restaurant offers quality food at affordable rates.

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Ladysmith, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Organised gardens, labelled plants and greenhouses. A little restaurant in the middle. In walking distance to Hazz coffee.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely little garden to wander around. Beautiful plants, water features etc. Nice cafe set under beautiful trees. Good display of bonsai trees.

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