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“Pretty Garden and Place to Eat”

Botanical Garden University of Stellenbosch
Ranked #3 of 140 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Owner description: The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Garden is open to the public and admission is free. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.
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“Pretty Garden and Place to Eat”
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The garden is well worth poking around, it is bigger than it looks! The restaurant was a quiet place to have a hardy meal.

Visited July 2012
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“A pleasant tranquil spot”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The botanical gardens are a very pleasant tranquil spot in the centre of Stellenbosch. It may not be to everyone's liking but nice for a bit of peace and greenery. We entered from one side and the extent of the gardens are only revealed if you wander round the corners and through the shop.

Visited August 2012
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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“Casual light lunch in a beautiful setting? Look no further.”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Rest your feet in this beautiful Botanical Garden and enjoy a light meal.

Visited April 2012
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“a little garden in the middle of stellenbosch”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

nice little garden, with some botanical appeal, but nothing to write home about. Do not go out of your way to visit it, unless you really feel you need some greenery and you happen to be in the area. little restaurant on site looks nice, did not try it out, and its a tranquil stroll for 20 minutes.

Visited May 2012
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“Botanical Gardens”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This was generally very interesting with a nice cafe where we came back to for lunch on another day. The other big plus here is the free car park. Park in here and then wander around the town and you will not be worried about finding a space or being accosted by the lads who will 'protect' your car for a few rand. Nothing against them, but I never had sufficient coins!

Visited April 2012
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