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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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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...more
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Off White River Rd, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place as amaterur birders from Spain, got opportunity to see new and nice birds for us used to people so giving us enough time to find them in our Robert's guide :)

Thank 432joaquinn
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Went there twice since it is a beautiful spot in town and probably the best to spend a few hours or the afternoon. Along the path u find interesting facts about the plants and wildlife you find. Also great for picnic.

Thank cmx51
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We visited the gardens on a weekday at the start of the winter school holiday. The gardens are quite exceptional with lots of special indigenous plants and the biggest cycads I have seen in my life and special trees with two rivers framing the gardens.....More

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Lowveld Botanic... G, General Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Enough said, Chris, we are elated. Thank you so much for sharing with the world.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We're from NJ, US. We went to this place as part of our Chimp Eden day tour. We didn't expect much, but it turned out to be really beautiful. South Africa is not at all what I imagined. There are so many absolutely stunning landscapes...More

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Lowveld Botanic... G, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you 1) for visiting, 2) for the positive compliment, and 3) for sharing your experience with us and the rest of the world. We are indeed honored and will work harder not to disappoint. Thank You

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Beautifully laid out gardens and walkways. Many steps and ramps to get into the forest but well worth the effort.

Thank Van62
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful plave for enjoying peace and quiet. It is well laid out and full of different plants and trees. It has a river trail as well as a suspension bridge over the river, with fabulous views. Lovely tea room for cake too!

Thank jarvo2001
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Really beautiful with many plants and birds. Various types of vegetation are included, but we only had time for the waterfalls and the rainforest, both of which were lovely. interesting information boards dealing with aspects of ecology, climate, fauna and flora. However, directions should be...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

What a lovely gem of a place to visit. The entrance fees are affordable, and it has such a big variety of different areas from waterfalls to rainforests to quiet little picnic spots. Wear comfortable shoes and you and really explore a lot of different...More

1  Thank JohnelW1
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This must be the most beautiful and well looked after botanical garden I have ever visited. The extra attention to detail and the effort is amazing. The rainforest district is breathtaking. The waterfalls during summer months is something special to view.The lilly pond is such...More

Thank hinata789
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This beautiful garden is really a hidden gem in the middle of Nelspruit! The pathways are clearly marked. So are the trees, with relevant, modern descriptions. Lovely views of the waterfalls too.

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Fay T
20 December 2017|
Response from Maria W | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I only just picked up this question. a bit late now, but would not have known answer, but hope you had a great christmas