Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, Stellenbosch

4.6
#1 of 13 in Childrens Museums in South Africa
Hailed as the country's oldest botanical garden, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden shelters an enormous collection of both indigenous and introduced plant species. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, the garden serves an educational purpose and serves both the students and the general public. Look for bonsai trees, ferns, succulents, insectivorous species, and medicinal plants, then head to the visitor center to purchase books, seeds, and various garden-related products or to the restaurant in the middle of the garden. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden and many more Stellenbosch attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Stellenbosch trip maker app .
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  • Beautiful surroundings. Wide variety of species. Well maintained gardens with lots of nocks to explore, and always different. Have been a number of times and will definately be back  more »
  • In the middle of Stellenbosch is the beautiful botanical garden with lunchroom. cosy seating areas under trees and between the green. Delicious lunch dishes. Now just to stay in Nice weather. Parking difficult.
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  • The gardens are impressive, especially in springtime when everything is blooming. You will see students chilling out, some engrossed in reading. You will see garden enthusiasts enjoying the flowers an...  more »
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  • beautiful, so much too see and so many little pathways you can wander freely around. You can relax and absorb the beauty if nature
  • Very nice place to relax. Beautiful nature and well looked after. Everything thing is maintained and in order and so clean. There is no entrance fees, they just ask you to sign in. They have a restaurant as well and they do sell plants as well. It is nice to sit and read a book and have an ice-cream on a hot day. A little breakaway form the busy town.
  • It is a beautiful gem tucked away amongst the bustle of Stellenbosch. Surprisingly large with a lovely bonsai collection.
  • A BEAUTIFUL place and a must see! Love to stroll through the gardens and enjoyed the coffee shop too. Also a lovely shop with a variety of things to buy and a stunning Bonsai collection
  • A lovely place to spend the morning or afternoon if you're looking for a little peace and quiet.
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