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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 13 752 5531
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The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out...

The Lowveld National Botanical Garden in Nelspruit, ‘grows’ magically out of the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers and offers up a magnificent array of nature’s treasures. The two rivers create spectacular waterfalls which give this Garden its visually spectacular character.

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Wonderful place for all ages to just relax

Well worth a visit if you are in this area! These gardens are beautifully kept and as you enter the sound of beetles is divine. Interesting and informative marker boards elating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gibbsfamily
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth a visit if you are in this area! These gardens are beautifully kept and as you enter the sound of beetles is divine. Interesting and informative marker boards elating to the flora are placed all over the garden. There is also playground equipment for the kiddies. The birdlife is prolific and I have heard fish eagles there, something... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to visit this gem in the middle of a city. Very relaxing. Noise of city greatly reduced. Waterfall amazing. No hippo seen

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Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Haa, you came to the Garden and didn't let me know you are here, Haaa! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 762 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to enjoy nature, this is a great place to go. We went there around 4.30 p.m and the park closed at 6.30, so we had only 2 hours to walk around, which was too bad. The botanical garden is huge! You can keep walking for hours on different trails... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and tranquil setting with endless walking paths. An amazing way to spend a relaxed afternoon. Amazing views from every angle. Nice waterfalls and potholes to be seem. Ample amenities. The restaurants serve delicious food at reasonable prices. A great place for kids to run around whilst you have a picnic on the well maintained lawns. A must see for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mini-hike along the Crocodile river with magnificent view over the cascade of waterfalls and then through the rain forest. 10 minutes from Nelspruit CBD. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

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Dana Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazingly tranquil setting and walk along the elevated boardwalk with informative boards along the way. Beautiful lookout point of the waterfall and potholes. Lunch at the tea room was great with excellent service and food presentation. Only negative was a huge group of unsupervised school children jumping on the bridge as we crossed the river.

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Barberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing The views here are breath taking from all angles. It's a place a recommend you to visit. While you are there be sure to visit the restaurant there . I know you won't regret it . Their staff members are kind and friendly. They too will add to your experience.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Really educational, informative and lovely setting. Definitely worth visiting when in the area. We were somewhat disappointed by the behavior of some kids rocking the bridge and displaying negative comments in their language towards us. We could clearly tell by the body language of some that they were not happy with our presence. Supervision of the kids were not visible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice place for everybody.Nice walk around beautiful garden and tree.When you tried you visit Tea Garden where you be welkom and tread with smile from waiter Patricia.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pretty spot so close to the city. You should pop in. Staff at the cafe were great. Restuarant also worth a visit.

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