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Durban Botanic Gardens

Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 1303
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Rare plants, exquisite orchids and charity tea parties draw visitors to this botanical garden.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“orchid house” (120 reviews)
“tea garden” (79 reviews)
“scones” (72 reviews)
Sydenham Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious scones and jam and cream popular place for local and visitors friendly efficient staff quite spacious

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. Take a blanket along and sit beside the ponds. Listen and watch the beautiful birds. Hug one of the magnificent trees and feel the life giving energy they exude. The orchid house is a must. Take some time to visit the...More

Thank Noleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge green space at the centre of Durban. Great venue for photography or family picnics. There's two parking areas and road side parking as well. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated. The gardens were established in 1849 by John Medley Wood... yes, it's kinda...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Botanic gardens and have many happy memories of this place, picnics with the kids, concerts at lake and an absolute haven. Went on Christmas eve for the Trail of Lights and it did not disappoint. Was a great way to spend the evening,...More

Thank Lucyg444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trees are bigger but the beautifull gardens and wonderful crumpets of my childhood are still as wonderful as I remember. There is a duck pond with ducks and terapins to feed. There is a sunken garden and other specialized gardens. Lots for children to...More

Thank kerrysidwellwilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is in great condition and there is ample place to relax in the cool breeze. Tea garden service was great and so was the coffee kiosk. The evening lights stole the show as tickets were sold well before the dates.

Thank Gerald C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its beautiful and tranquil and colourful with monkeys and would recommend spending the day there to picnic and stroll around the entire gardens.

Thank Koeksiester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a drive around Durban we had 45 minutes to explore this Botanical Garden. Because it was raining heavily, we took a private tour in a golf cart with an extremely knowledgeable driver. Worth visiting.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a massive garden. It is peaceful and very elegant one of Durban best tourist attractions. It is perfect for a family afternoon stroll.

Thank Sabbatini1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, neat and beautiful gardens. Perfect for a day out to have a picnic. Been to concerts held here as well and it is perfect.

Thank Nadeen R
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Response from Chinx259 | Reviewed this property |
Please do not use public transport or walk! Call a cab.