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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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Address: off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
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+27 13 752 5531

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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Very well looked after place. You walk on your on pace and get to go where you want to. There is one place where you can walk but it is advised that you don't go alone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brits, South Africa
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Brits, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well looked after place. You walk on your on pace and get to go where you want to. There is one place where you can walk but it is advised that you don't go alone.

Thank KoosVanTonder
Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This botanical garden stays in the center of city of Nelspruit and you almost miss it. It is very peaceful and you can appreciate a good walk with your family. Totally safe and with a huge variety of flowers and trees. It also have a coffee shop where you can relax and enjoy birds singing. Very beautiful

Thank msgoliveira
Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a relaxing picnic. View all the different types of plants and trees and the small write ups about them. Kids can enjoy the jungle gym. There are park benches to sit in case you get tired of walking.

Thank Naasera786
Germiston, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the gardens and was amazed by the huge variety of trees and other plants. The waterfall was huge and warranted a look from both sides of the river. It was a great family outing!

Thank ArieClaassens
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, lets get something straight: I am not a huge nature girl, but this experience was quite the adventure. The humongous waterfall was legit! The sound of the crashing waters are so peaceful to listen to. I would have given it 5 stars but the bridge felt really unstable, even though I knew it was safe 😜😂

Thank miamagichiphop
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly welcome awaits visitors to this treasure. Visited in December and was quiet for holiday season. Gardens are immaculately well kept with safe walkways and paths. Waterfall is spectacular !

Thank Wayne K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An oasis in yhe middle of the city. Very well kept and peaceful. Great bird life and the tea garden serves very nice small meals at very reasonable prices.

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A spectacular escape from the daily rise & grind. Absolutely enjoyed the views. Whether it is a solo trip, for those days were you need to unwind, cleanse your spirit and mind (particularly perfect to wonder alone); out grown-up time to strengthen the bond (we enjoyed this); or a super chilled picnic with the rest of the family or friends...an... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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

Thank SuvarnaParbhoo
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 

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