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National Botanic Garden of Namibia

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Address: NBRI | Hugel Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone Number: +264 61 202 2014
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Interesting desert plants

The garden is small and has excellent paths. Unfortunately I was there in the dry season, but there was still much to see. The Bottle trees were in flower and they really are a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The garden is small and has excellent paths. Unfortunately I was there in the dry season, but there was still much to see. The Bottle trees were in flower and they really are a sight to behold. The desert house is excellent, it is very well maintained and has some very interesting specimens from the Namib Desert. Entrance is also... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The garden is not too big, and not far from the city center. But as most of it are trees, there is not much to see during the dry season.

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Namibia Botanical Garden and were rather disappointed at the state of the gardens. The drought has caused significant impact on the plants and it was sad to see all the aloe trees that died. The koker trees is the only plants that didn't look too bad.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to spend the time if you are staying in the capital city for any reason. It's very clean but remember that if you go in winter time, half of the plant will by dry. And by the way... It's free. You don't pay anything to get inside.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

One of the things we ticket off our visit to Windhoek. Spent about an hour or so, but nothing unusually different on the walk. Their "demonstration garden" looked lovely. Spotted many gheckos and a snake on the walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The Trip Advisor Wikipedia link to parliament gardens is incorrect. The Botanic Gardens are very worthwhile, not very accessible if you have physical limitations. ( there are stairs and hilly, rocky paths). Many very interesting plants, excellent descriptions, lots of birds, lizards, small mammals. There are also lovely viewpoints of the hilly city suburbs. Yes, it's dry. I walked there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

First person to sign in today and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk through the Botanical Gardens. Had a hard time getting a decent photo of the quiver trees without houses or cars in the background as the forest is adjacent to the boundary fence but lovely to see them and other unusual plants. A lovely place to visit and the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

A true national treasure that appears to be under-utilized. It's free and has many places to go to see the local plants, trees, and some of the birds. Charming trails and well-marked specimens, this is a good place to spend several hours. A shorter trip is still worthwhile. Walkable from downtown but bring a map!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Contrary to the Trip Advisor link to Parliament Gardens Wikipedia link, this is an entirely different place, showcasing the varied flora from all over Namibia. The description and explanations in English satisfy without overloading. Additionally, there are some scenic (keep in mind, this is Windhoek) overlooks and a variety of birds and animals. Outside of the traditional architecture in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

A lovely place to walk and see not only the plant life of Namibia but also some of its birds, insects and reptiles. Beautifully peaceful network of paths - could be better signposted though. Some of the plants were a little dry and dead unfortunately. Would be great if it opened even earlier - I arrived at 8am (the earliest)... More 

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