Free State National Botanical Garden

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  • Address: Rayton Road, off Dan Pienaar Drive, R702, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-514363530
  • Ticket Price: 16 ZAR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

This garden in the city of roses is dedicated to cultivation and preservation of the local flora and fauna and of course roses. Housing over 400 species including the vibrant red-hot pokers and wild dagga plants- a local specialty, there are also specialized gardens dedicated to medicinal plants. The garden is also a home to over 140 bird species. The 50 species of reptiles are also worth looking out for.

  • Always carry Hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, binoculars and camera.
  • Self-guided hiking trails are available for adventure lovers.

  • Students and senior citizens have a concession in entry fee.

Closing time : public holidays - 05.00 pm.

  • Rented car.

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  • Free State National Botanical Garden Address: Rayton Road, off Dan Pienaar Drive, R702, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Free State National Botanical Garden Contact Number: +27-514363530
  • Free State National Botanical Garden Timing: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Free State National Botanical Garden Price: 16 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Free State National Botanical Garden(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Free State National Botanical Garden: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 92.45% of people who visit Bloemfontein include Free State National Botanical Garden in their plan

  • 75.47% of people start their Free State National Botanical Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Free State National Botanical Garden

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Free State National Botanical Garden

People normally club together Naval Hill And Franklin Game Reserve and Freshford House Museum while planning their visit to Free State National Botanical Garden.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great for picnics and family time. You can even go for a hike. There is markets monthly and a great restaurant with the best food. You need make your reservations to ensure that you save your spot.

  • Beautifully maintained garden and has a fantastic set of hiking trials. There's a little bird observatory house over the dam. A couple of geocahces are also hidden in the garden. There are educational placards throughout the garden. My personal favourite display is the traditional medicine garden. Great for picnics, great for kids. There is a decent coffee shop. I would suggest going to the weekend market. The garden could really expand it's little shop and nursery.

  • This is a beautiful stop in Bloemfontein, without which Bloemfontein would definitely be missing something. With open lawns, scent garden, bird hide and a great home up the mountain, this place is an inviting Paradise for all seasons. The hike as a bit of history to it and had a beautiful view from the top, the lake is a great place to sit when it's raining season and this place is full of picnic activity during summer weekends. The restaurant has great food and excellent service, and the bathrooms are always clean. They even have great braai facilities and spaces for weddings and casual outdoor indabas. Ask about the movie outdoor movie nights they hold — they are an experience not to be missed!

  • Great area of town. The restaurant & gardens are really pretty! Love it😍

  • Is very nice and beautiful place.speacily for birthday wedding. picnic is a great . I love it

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Free state national botanical garden
  • Is the Botanical Garden wheel-chair friendly? Regards

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    • Hi Franlie. Free State National Botanical Garden is wheelchair-friendly. Parking is also available for the disabled at the entrance, along with a ramp.   

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