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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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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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  • Average5%
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off White River Rd, Nelspruit, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The beauty of nature - fauna and flora attracts and revive one. The flowing rivers/water and birds singing make you forget about all challenges in life and just feel the love of the environment. It is a good place to walk around with more chilling...More

Thank thokozileglorian
Reviewed 6 days ago

The garden is designed to maximize the presence of the waterfalls and the river with several bridges and falls observation points. In that respect, it gets 5 stars. As a serious botanical garden, however, it misses a lot of signs on many of the tree...More

Thank foredeckchick
Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for 1) visiting, and 2) for the feedback. Indeed SA has thousands of medicinal plants and ones displayed in the Medicinal was sampled as a compromise (common) amongst traditional healers from the Tsonga, Swati, and Ndebele's. We had to bring them...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a private event in the gardens. Beautiful indigenous trees, well marked with informative notice boards, lovely walks - a definite visit when in Nelspruit.

Thank Louise E
Taki L, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice gardens, great for us after a long flight to stretch the old legs out. Pleasant walk, the birds of paradise were stunning. Although not many blooms out when we visited, lots of birds and information boards to study.

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even during the dry season in 2017 the waterfalls were still spectacular. Walking through the gardens there is such a diversity to experience and the amenities are nice. There is even place to rest or picnic or sit in a tearoom and enjoy snacks or...More

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a perfect destination for real people who love nature. The entrance fee was quite reasonable. But the direction sign there get people confused.

Thank Chien Te W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It is an amazing place to go and just relax. Beautiful gardens and in rainy season the waterfall is breath taking. Love to go and just have a stroll and have a picnic. The mothers day events are also fantastic and so well organised. We...More

Thank salomeh59
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

There are some really spectacular views and scenery here. There is ample parking and the place is very educational. It seems very safe and secure and I would recommend a nice early spring walk here

1  Thank Big_GWP
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were rather late in getting to the Gardens, owing to our having driven through from Pretoria that day. However, we had a wonderful time, and so enjoyed the visit. There are lovely paths through the gardens, leading to the excellent views of the rivers...More

1  Thank HelenZA
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Decide to go the the Botanical Gardens midweek, nice and quiet, very friendly staff, was able to enjoy the gardens and the birdlife. Would spend more time there, take your time and go down all the paths. The cycads are truly amazing. Well worth the...More

Thank sabieriverbushlodge
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