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“Best little hidden secret”

Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Ranked #11 of 153 things to do in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 a R10 admission applies. Although the Garden does not have a visitor parking area, a parking lot is located adjacent to the garden in Van Riebeeck Street.
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Just loved everything about this little oasis in the middle of Stellenbosch. Surrounded by Beautiful trees and plants (botanical garden) the food was very good, prices great and service and friendliness above average! I cannot wait to go there again!

Thank Wendy T
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"tea garden"
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"lily pads"
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"interesting plants"
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"free entry"
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"middle of town"
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"busy town"
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"beautiful garden"
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"peaceful place"
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"breakfast or lunch"
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"lovely restaurant"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This garden is a quick stroll from the Neelsie Studente Sentrum (Langenhoven Student Center), next to the Old Conservatory (for music students). It is easy to lose track of time...

Thank elmaross
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you want to relax, this is the place to go! You can stroll around the garden and look at all the interesting things that is included in this huge garden. If you feel hungry, then eat something at the coffee shop in the garden.. Beautiful and tranquil and money well spent since you get great value for your money! You can even visit the little curio shop and see all the wonderfully beutiful bonsaai trees..

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

These botanical garden is one of the best we ever visited. It has a great variety of plant and tree species from all over South Africa in a relatively small space. The shop has interesting books and (green)articles and some plants are for sale. The end of March is certainly not the best season to visit as there are only a few plants blossoming, but we could imagine it the spring. Highly recommended

Thank Okke S
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This is a beautiful area with some very nice walking and hiking trails, It would have been better in the spring when more flowers were in bloom. There wsas not much cvolour at this time of year

Thank RegRobinson
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