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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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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 its visually spectacular character.
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off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
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+27 13 752 5531
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"tea garden"
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"information boards"
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"indigenous plants"
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"suspension bridge"
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"couple of hours"
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"crocodile river"
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"picnic basket"
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"rivers meet"
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"tree species"
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"wooden deck"
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"riverside trail"
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"on site restaurant"
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"rainforest area"
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"nature lovers"
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"visiting nelspruit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I make a point of supporting the local industries when I visit a particular location, and this year I decided to visit the Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit while I was in the lowveld area. It was easy to find and is quite near the new...More

1  Thank leonuys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Indigenous Nursery. We shopped till we dropped! Cycad's and Clivia's adorned the car back to Johannesburg over the Easter Weekend. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Clean and well run.

Thank Monique G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well cared for gardens that has a wide variety of plants to see for hours on end. also offers a lovely view of the waterfalls and a lot of nice shady areas for a picnic or just to get lost in in good book or...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It is one of the most comprehensive botanical gardens in the world. All indigenous plants, rain forest and bushveld, cycads etc. extremely neatly payed out with the Nel’s river and it’s cascades flowing past. It has a restaurant and a Teagarden. The restaurant is of...More

Thank BoNilsson
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The best time to visit the Garden is in autumn, winter and spring. The weather is lovely for picknicks, walks, photograghy and birding. The garden is very versatile having a rain forest, river scene, indigenous plants and plants from other continents, walkways and an area...More

Thank merciatrip
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit is so well worth a visit!! It is much more fhan a Botanical Garden. They have a Rain Forest Aerial walk which is amazing! The Cascade Waterfalls is breathtaking!! Set aside a whole day to visit this gem. There are...More

2  Thank pixie1505
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Not too welcoming reception, receptionist could do with some cheer and positively. Parking - Visitors should not feel obliged to have someone watch their car, it gives the impression that it is not a secure place to leave your car. Premises looked impressive the walk...More

1  Thank Thembi N
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

When visiting the Lowveld on your way to the Kruger National Park, make a plan to stop at the Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. The gardens are well maintained, full of indigenous plants and trees and provides for a great day out the entire family. Numerous...More

1  Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

On our way to visit family we stopped over for lunch at the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit one very hot afternoon. They have a beautiful restaurant with a MIST cooling system in the outside seating area that helps with keeping the insects at...More

Thank skippie1973
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great atmosphere being at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden for the whole family. Also educational as well getting to know the various species in the garden. Really ideal for a picnic setup.

Thank 817thembim
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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
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