South Africa National Botanical Gardens

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South Africa's National Botanical Gardens

South Africa has eight National Botanical Gardens which are managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. The focus of the National Botanical Gardens is growing and conserving South Africa’s indigenous plants, conserving over 1,350 hectares of natural vegetation and associated biodiversity within their boundaries and promoting and raising environmental awareness in South Africa and abroad.

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South Africa National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Newlands / Constantia

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain ... kirstenbosch national botanical gardens

Free State National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Bloemfontein, Free State

On the north western fringes of Bloemfontein lie 70 hectares of botanical garden, in a valley peppered with dolerite koppies, tall grassland and woodland; some magnificent examples of wild olive and karee trees, an ... free state national botanical gardens

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Bettys Bay / Gordons Bay

Just 100 kilometres from Cape Town, take the beautiful coastal Route 44, between Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay, to reach a peaceful and secluded garden lying snugly between mountains and sea ... harold porter national botanical gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Johannesburg / Roodepoort, Gauteng

One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular ... walter sisulu national botanical gardens

Pietermaritzburg National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal

One of eight national botanical gardens, Pietermaritzburg's Botanical Gardens occupy an ancient floodplain and hillside on the edge of a mist belt that creates an atmosphere, on days when the mists roll in, something ... pietermaritzburg national botanical gardens

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Pretoria, Gauteng

The Pretoria National Botanical Garden, founded in 1946, is home to the Head Office of SANBI (South African National Botanical Institute). This Pretoria Garden successfully bridges the divide between scientific research and ... pretoria national botanical gardens

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

One of the main reasons to visit Nelspruit, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden lies just outside of town, a beautiful 159 hectare space dominated by rugged, rocky river scenery, and home to over 600 naturally ... lowveld national botanical gardens

Karoo Desert Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Worcester, Western Cape

In Roux Road on the outskirts of Worcester, some 120 kilometres from Cape Town, lies a unique gem of a garden - the only truly succulent garden in the southern hemisphere, and indeed Africa, that displays one of the ... karoo desert national botanical gardens

Hantam National Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Upper Karoo, Northern Cape

Established in 2007, the Hantam National Botanical Garden lies on the Bokkeveld Plateau just outside the town of Nieuwoudtville. It is regarded as one of the world's most special biodiversity treasures, and forms the first National ... more information

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Other Notable Botanical Gardens

Durban Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Durban

Durban’s Botanical Gardens on the eastern slopes of the Berea ridge that began as a site for growing experimental tropical crops, today offer a herbarium, an orchid house, a Cycad collection, a garden for the ... durban botanical gardens

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: George

Situated at the top of Caledon Street, in the town of George, the Garden Route Botanical Garden is worth a visit for its value as a 'green lung' but also for the role it plays in raising awareness about the unique kind of flora that exists in... more information

Johannesburg Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Emmarentia

Set on the western shores of the Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Botanic Garden is one of the city’s parks - a green space in the middle of Jo'burgs northern suburbs about 6 kilometres from the city centre ... johannesburg botanical gardens

North-West University Botanical Garden

Where to Stay: Potchefstroom

The bird list alone reads like a veritable feast, and you can hope to see anything from a steppe buzzard and African harrier-hawk to a spotted flycatcher and malachite kingfisher in the North-West University Botanical Garden ... more information

Makana Botanical Gardens

Where to Stay: Grahamstown

The Makana Botanical Gardens, said to be the second oldest such gardens in South Africa and a national monument, lie adjacent to the Rhodes University campus in Grahamstown. They were established way back in ... more information

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Where to Stay: Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanic garden in South Africa. The Garden is beautifully maintained and includes three glass houses (tropical-, succulent- and karoo houses), Lotus ... more information

Oppenheimer Gardens

Where to Stay: Soweto

In the midst of Soweto, on the corner of Majoeng and Ntsane Streets, you will find a garden. Actually it looks as if it could be a forest, the many trees of the garden are so dense, and it certainly qualifies as a bird sanctuary for this reason... more information

Biodiversity Showcase Garden

Where to Stay: Green Point

Set in Cape Town's Green Point Urban Park, the Biodiversity Garden is an incredible space in which to immerse yourself in a selection of the unique flora indemic to Cape Town. It features no fewer than 300... more information

Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail

Where to stay: Mossel Bay
How much (per person): On Request

The Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail is located within the rolling grounds of the Dias Museum Complex, amongst greenery, and splendid ... more information

Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre

Where to stay: Hartbeespoort Dam

Margaret Roberts is a brand that has long been associated with herbs, tinctures, herbal, food and health products in South Africa. The Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre encompasses everything that Margaret herself is... more information

Barrydale Heritage Garden

Where ro stay: Barrydale

The garden and the unique plants within allow you to walk around and enjoy a peaceful environment and give you the opportunity to witness the ever changing garden. Every visit is different and you... more information

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Nurseries and Garden Centres

Cape Town Nurseries & Garden Centres

Where to Stay: Cape Town

For Gardeners and gardening enthusiasts visiting the Western Cape, our garden centres will provide you with plenty of inspiration. From beautiful indigeneous plants to a full range of ... Cape Town Garden Centres

Eastern Cape Nurseries & Garden Centres

Where to Stay: Eastern Cape

For gardening enthusiasts visiting the Eastern Cape, we've hand-picked nurseries that will inspire you with their fabulous ranges of indigeneous plants. From specialist bulb growers to ... Eastern Cape Garden Centres

KwaZulu Natal Nurseries & Garden Centres

Where to Stay: KwaZulu Natal

Explore some of the best nurseries and garden centres in KwaZulu Natal. Highly recommended garden centres are presented for your consideration. If you enjoy beautiful gardens and need some inspiration on what...KwaZulu Natal Garden Centres

Gauteng Nurseries & Garden Centres

Where to Stay: Gauteng

A highlight for any gardener when visiting the Gauteng Province has to be a visit to Ludwig's Roses in Pretoria, where you can enjoy the day between thousands of roses! South Africa's most famous rose-growers...Gauteng Garden Centres

Limpopo Nurseries & Garden Centres

Where to Stay: Limpopo

One of our favourite nurseries in South Africa is located on the R71 between Haenertsburg and Tzaneen in Limpopo Province. Sandford Heights Nursery has a wide selection of organically grown perennial...Limpopo Garden Centres

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