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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
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+27 13 752 5531

The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out...

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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Diverse plant life, shaded getaway

Came here in summer and was impressed with the variety of plant life, even in the heat. It was a nice, scenic getaway from the hub-bub of the surrounding Nelspruit shopping area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here in summer and was impressed with the variety of plant life, even in the heat. It was a nice, scenic getaway from the hub-bub of the surrounding Nelspruit shopping area, and had lots of trees and benches to relax and stay cool in the shade. The entrance fee was quite reasonable, and it was a nice surprise to... More 

Thank Hailey G
Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect destination for real people who love nature. The garden boasts lots of spectacular views of nature, i.e. plants, flowers and landscapes particularly when you take an adventurous down to the river. The bush is amazon-like and very interesting to be at. The environment is so tranquil that it give you peace of mind. If you happen... More 

Thank patricexolanim
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this place. Beautiful scenery and enjoyed learning about different species of plants and trees. It was easy and refreshing walkways.The play area within the gardens was a nice break for my 4 yr old. And the restaurant onsite was such a lovely stop to make.

Thank Lunaspa
Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Hi there, We are glad you experienced the Garden according to our planning, and you feel free to tell others about it. Thank you, we will work harder not to disappoint. Taki Curator: Lowveld NBG More 

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104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a peaceful Botanical Gardens - you don't hear the traffic despite it being in Nelspruit. The waterfalls and rivers are beautiful and when you pass over the river into the forest you can't believe you're in town. We saw the purple crested turaco that appears on the map you buy at Reception. It was lovely and quiet... More 

Thank rozp283
Pretoria, South Africa
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent botancial gardens. Well designed and clealry signposted to facilitate exploration. Simply beautiful.

Thank Factfinder90
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Safety is always an issue there. The information desk is always helpful and I have never had a problem. The tea garden has hosted a couple of my client's and friends weddings and it was honestly a really good experience. In order to see the waterfall better, suggested time is during rainy months. Always pack water as you might get... More 

Thank Alicia D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. Be sure to have a few hours. Stunning waterfalls you can see from below and above. A bridge across the river leads to a rainforest walk on a boardwalk. The other side presents areas of different types of plants like cycads and a traditional medicine garden. Lots of birds. The garden restaurant is... More 

Thank _mary_bownes
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lowveld National Botanical Garden is a pleasant place to be because the contact with nature, the fresh air, the sound of the birds, the waterfalls and the sound of its waters, the beautiful and exotic plants, and all the virgin nature make this place a Paradise to enjoy a healthy walk.

Thank Moises M
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

me and my wife went to the botanical gardens on a hot day.we were surprised to find labels on trees that gives scientific info on each species as you walk. somehow even labels close to certain species of reptiles roaming almost next to the signs. the park was very well managed and kept green. we also had lunch at a... More 

Thank Rouan K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A stunning botanical garden with a large variety of areas and vegetation to spark ones interest. Lovely restuarant for coffee too.

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