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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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Lovely flora and beautiful waterfalls

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Factfinder90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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 

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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.

1 Thank Rina1956
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a must visit for nature lovers. Take your picnic basket and spend the day. It's a great getaway and very restful place

Thank Mariam786543
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Why wasn't this place busier? Well kept and beautiful. Butterflies like you can't believe. Sunbirds flitting around the trees. Really stunning waterfall and readily accessible from Nelspruit.

Thank Glynis H
Nelspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The layout and collection of trees in this botanical garden is excellent and should be a "must-see" for Nelspruit visitors. If you visit these gardens and Kirstenbosch, Cape Town you should see most of the flora in South Africa. Apart from the well-labeled trees there are other interesting art objects like giant insect sculptures to look out for.

Thank citrusbugman
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

As you drive towards the Botanical Garden, you still have a lot on your mind like work, other stuff occupying your mind, but when you get to the parking, beautiful long trees greets you. Your mind goes into peace mode cause you know 2 minutes ago you were in traffic and just around the corner peace and tranquility...Wow, what a... More 

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