Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Pretoria

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Garden · Nature / Park
Enjoy a relaxing walk among the flowers and plants of Pretoria National Botanical Garden, a 76 hectare (187 acre) green lung, situated close to the city center. Founded in 1946, the garden features a wide variety of South African trees, cycads, and succulents--it also serves as home to various bird species. Head to the peaceful garden to get in touch with nature, have a fun picnic with friends or family, or just meditate and relax in the shade of trees. Plan your visit to Pretoria National Botanical Garden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pretoria trip site.
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  • We attended a Succulent Festival and took the opportunity to walk around much of the gardens. It was a cost time visit. Covid-19 notices were visible at the entrance, but no-one checked hands were...  more »
  • The gardens were in a terrible state. Bottles lying around in the gardens and weeds growing everywhere! It was a national disgrace!  more »
  • One of the best group function dinners I've ever had was at this restaurant with its view of the gardens and a great buffet. The garden walks are also some of the best walks available in Pretoria. At....  more »
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  • A beautiful and well mantained national park. Entrance fees affordable, staff is friendly and helpful. My husband and I had a picnic at the gardens to celebrate his beautiful. We had a wonderful time - quite and very serene. Fun was had.
  • The Pretoria National Botanical Gardens are a must see. They host free Park Runs on Saturdays. They also play host to loads of festivals and concerts. This is also a wonderful place for a date, if you are so inclined ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
  • It was my first time going there, I was really hyped up, my girlfriend suggested it, the price is very fair, the male cashier that helped us was super friendly๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ the landscapes are beautiful. However I feel that the park is not properly managed, the lawn on the other side of the park is not watered, the flower beds are not removed of dead stalks, some pathways are dirty and the water features are not functional. The park has alot of potential but I believe it just needs proper care to it. Enjoyed my time there.
  • A great escape from the concrete jungle. Lovely area to stroll around. Love wondering around and finding new quiet little spots to soak up nature.
  • Easy hike for beginners, just a pity the signage is not that great. Gardens can do with a little love, but the restaurant is lovely! Picnic spots is private and lots of shade.

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