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Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden

Opens in 15 min: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Great oasis in Stellenbosch

We really enjoyed this garden. It's not huge. You can do a leisurely stroll and finish in about an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Beautiful experience

This well manicured reserve is well worth an hour or so visit. I particularly enjoyed the bonsai... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palo Alto, California
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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...more
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Cnr. Van Riebeeck Street and Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 808 3054
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this garden. It's not huge. You can do a leisurely stroll and finish in about an hour. Great lily pads and bamboo forest area. Well worth a stop.

Thank AprilInPittsburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This well manicured reserve is well worth an hour or so visit. I particularly enjoyed the bonsai garden.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely retreat from the town and town bustle and it's a true learning experience. Great range of Cape and African plants- some rare or only preserved here in a variety of environments. Plant and horticultural book shop and restaurant.

Thank scenic49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden is beautifully laid out in separate areas which display the fynbos and also other regions of South Africa as well as other tropical plants from further afield. It is an oasis in the centre of a beautiful town, has excellent paths for wheelchair...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Botanical Gardens is a wonderful and enlightening experience. The large number of variety of different plants is amazing to see, beautifully laid out in some lovely designs. The Bonsai section is simply fantastic to see. Rare species like the Titan lily are on...More

Thank marivr1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked around this garden for a couple hours on a saturday afternoon. Even saw a chameleon! The water plant section was a favorite.

Thank Darrah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied and interesting collection in this small botanical oasis in town. Not much information and workers were not educated about the plants.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places to visit when in Stellenbosch. The gardens are just out of this world. When visiting don't rush, take your time and take it all in The coffee shop is great too

Thank ismeorama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful quiet oasis in town with a lovely tea garden. Will definitely visit in summer again to view the different plants flowering.

Thank LorindaSinclair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must for anyone visiting Stellenbosch. I know nothing about plants but the variety and beauty of the plants is amazing. The Bonsai collection is awesome, so many types and must take ages to look after them. Thank you 😊

Thank Martin J
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ron d
13 August 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
An hour is the max to everything. Excluding lunch!
12 March 2017|
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Response from SUBG1902 | Property representative |
Unfortunately wedding photography is not allowed. Other shoots are allowed with prior arrangement.
24 February 2016|
Response from SUBG1902 | 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.