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Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Lush and pieceful

The Botanical Garden is the perfect place to escape from the sometimes busy streets of... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Berlin, Germany
Most tranquil part of Stellenbosch

Will go back, over and over again. Best place to visit in town. Go and have lunch at the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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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 a R10 admission applies. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bonsai trees” (35 reviews)
“water lilies” (15 reviews)
“tea garden” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Botanical Garden is the perfect place to escape from the sometimes busy streets of Stellenbosch. It offers shade and pools and a relaxing atmosphere where one can wander and marvel at beautiful plants and flowers. The lilly ponds are an attraction as well as...More

Thank inhale-exhale321
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Will go back, over and over again. Best place to visit in town. Go and have lunch at the Katjiepiering Restaurant. Good food, friendly service.

Thank JohanBadie
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful gardens and exotic plants and nursery! It was very well kept and a pleasure to walk through or enjoy a coffee or tea in the lovely gardens.

Thank 100Champagne
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is in stellenbosch and is a great place to see the gardens. With this dry weather I did not see it at it best but it was still good there is a place for a light lunch and a small shop Well worth going...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Botanical Garden restaurant a couple of times and every time I am hugely satisfied with a great meal and a wonderful cosy atmosphere under the trees. My only gripe would be that one has to go to the cashier to pay...More

Thank Casper V
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Not a huge garden, but very compact and work 1-2 hours visit. No fee at this time. Restaurant and store on site. Restaurant was very busy due to student parent visits this weekend.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our second visit to this beautiful garden did not disappoint us. The waterlily pond and very special collectoin of bonsai trees brought calmness and left us with beautiful exquisite picture's again.Do visit it late afternoon in summer when the light is so special in the...More

Thank Chatwm
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent a whole morning wandering around these beautiful gardens & chatting with the gardeners. In the centre is a super cafe which serves teas, coffees & light lunches. Booking is advised.

Thank nicmeljones
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Small botanical garden to spend an hour in. I esceially liked the giant waterlillys. No entrance fee.

Thank Nellienos
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Relaxing and refreshing gardens, spectacular water lilies, and tasty lunch in popular restaurant. Also a pleasant shop with good gift ideas.

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Chelsea D
13 March 2017|
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Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Unfortunately wedding photography is not allowed. Other shoots are allowed with prior arrangement.
24 February 2016|
Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Good day. Unfortunately we do not allow picnics in the garden. Photography is allowed but prior permission is required for any commercial photo shoots.
30 December 2015|
Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Apologies for the very late response. Probably to late for you but hopefully it might still help someone else. There are trains from Cape Town directly to Stellenbosch. The station is however a few blocks away from the... More