Durban Botanic Gardens, Durban

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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
The oldest botanical garden in Africa, Durban Botanic Gardens was founded in 1851 and features a scenic 15 hectare (37 acre) park, dotted with thousands of trees and plants, both indigenous to South Africa and from other parts of the world. The park boasts a substantial plant collection, especially cycads, orchids, and palm trees. Bask in the tranquil atmosphere as you roam the picturesque garden paths, admire the well-kept lawns, go bird-watching, or have a picnic in the shade. Plan your visit to Durban Botanic Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Durban road trip tool.
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  • Pleasant Sunday walk through the gardens. Faded beauty but still being somewhat maintained. Great for family picnics.  more »
  • A great place to walk, chill & explore, I can recommend, plus. parking is available. Sometimes they have offer great music events in the open, bring a picnic basket & some wine & enjoy.  more »
  • Beautiful well kept gardens with lovely bird life. There are so many Egyptian geese there this time of year. There are many gorgeous spots to have a picnic and benches all around. I like going there. There is a nice tea room that sells sandwiches and scones. Not enough parking though.
  • Visited the Durban botanical gardens for the Christmas trail of lights show 2018. A really fun event. Excellent for kids. A beautiful trial of lights and fairytale themes displays. Loads of food Stalls and good entertainment from the band. A really lovely place for family pictures.

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