Things To Do in Durban NorthJapanese Gardens
Where? Tinsley Road, Durban North, Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
How much? Free
Find your inner Zen at the Japanese Gardens in Durban. A gentle stroll through the oriental landscape soothes your city haste and balances an urban lifestyle. Much like life, numerous walking paths through the gardens cross and diverge with a choice of the traveller's journey. Bamboo, reeds and Japanese blossoms provide tranquility with an authentic Eastern feel.
The garden breeze carries pretty scents from blooms that change all colours through all seasons. Traditional ponds are home to Japanese Khoi Carp who bring luck to the water features and keep the wide variety of water lilies company. Clipped hedges provide visual depth mimicking the rolling Japanese hills.
Arching bridges hold steps of contemplation that arc across the streams and traditional style Temples stand as viewing points across the 8 Hectares of flora giving nature's perspective on life. Water birds and weavers play amongst Japanese frog statues, children hop over stepping stones and adults breathe the fresh air in deeply.
An ideal setting for passive recreation, families and friends gather bringing picnics to enjoy and meals to braai. This quiet environment proves very popular on weekends and public holidays so choose your place in this special world early.