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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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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...more
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Off White River Rd, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
+27 13 752 5531
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This must be one of the best botanical gardens in Africa! Wide variety of plants. Good and well maintained infrastructure . Wonderful atmosphere. Good walking roads. Nice cafe in the gardens. Lots of birds. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a totally worth experience. Beautiful and educational, with clear paths, beautiful waterfalls, a fantastic recreation of a rain forest. Not to be missed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DalilaDias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed with the botanical garden. Big area. Wide variety of plants and an impressive rain forest

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouwnaJou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is pearl among botanical gardens. The waterfall is beautiful and there is a large rainforest part which feels very natural. This is a must to do in Nelspruit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the garden on my own (single female traveller 60+) and enjoyed my walk in the calm lush park very much. The full walk from the surprisingly big waterfalls proved to be a bit exhausting in the December heat so I just went back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank migrou
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful setting is amazing and peaceful. It's a pleasure to go there and relax. The information boards are great and educational.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SantelV
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Lowveld Botanical gardens is an undiscovered gem. The saying goes, Mpumalanga is South Africa in one Province. We say that the Lowveld is to be found in the Botanical Gardens. Fun and learning for everyone: playstation for the kids, labyrinth for the spiritual sensitive, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lowveld Botanic... G, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Well said...I agree with you 100%. God was not in hurry when he was crafting Mpumalanga.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

In an attempt to get out the hotel room and get some exercise...i decided to head for the Lowveld botanical garden...not being a plant expert I expected space to walk and plants with labels and names i cant pronounce, but WOW was I surprised! Due...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lowveld Botanic... G, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow....you are our ambassador-in-chief spelling plain truth.

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

These vibrant colours of nature just amazes you every step you take. Loved the whole into nature experience with different sounds and insects

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WernichtScharneck
Lowveld Botanic... G, Public Relations Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thank you for visiting us and the compliments. Hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Huge garden, well maintained. Many walkways, two restaurants and playing areas for kids. Artistic sculptures in garden adds a modern touch. You can walk/run in the garden. It boasts a rainforest, suspended bridge and various viewpoints on a river and cascades. Worthwhile either for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RianaRoux
Lowveld Botanic... G, Manager at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Riana, You were in the garden and it shows you had a good time. thank you very much for 1) visiting and 2) sharing your experience with the rest of the world. It means a lot to us on the background. Thank you

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18 December 2018|
Response from SantelV | Reviewed this property |
Morning, yes they are open.
6 December 2018|
Response from Angelika N | Reviewed this property |
for walking its 2 hours more than enough, if you want something to eat or drink....
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20 December 2017|
Response from Maria W | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I only just picked up this question. a bit late now, but would not have known answer, but hope you had a great christmas