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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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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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Romantic walks!

A gem hidden in the centre of Stellenbosch. Great for quiet, romantic walks and finding even more peace and greenery in the centre of an already gorgeous town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A gem hidden in the centre of Stellenbosch. Great for quiet, romantic walks and finding even more peace and greenery in the centre of an already gorgeous town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Free entry to the University Botanical gardens was a welcome distraction from the rest of the busy tour around the town. We had a 45 minute walk around the gardens. We enjoyed the Bonsai display and the magnificent lily ponds. Some interesting artwork is also visible around the gardens some calming and interesting others a bit more modern and thought... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Just happened to come across this place while out exploring the town. What a great find! It was really nice to walk around and look at the large selection of plants and bonsai trees they had on display. It was free to look around you just have to put your name in a book.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A wonderful place to stroll around and relax. There`s lots to see and admire and the city around dit very nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit and a good place to relax. Strolling around, having lunch in the restaurant. Spending some time in the shadow on a sunny day.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 6 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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

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