Free State National Botanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- 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
About Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein
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.
Free State National Botanical Garden Information
- Always carry Hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, binoculars and camera.
- Self-guided hiking trails are available for adventure lovers.
Free State National Botanical Garden Ticket Prices
- Students and senior citizens have a concession in entry fee.
Free State National Botanical Garden Opening and Closing Hours
Closing time : public holidays - 05.00 pm.
How To reach Free State National Botanical Garden by Public Transport
- Rented car.
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95% of people who visit Bloemfontein include Free State National Botanical Garden in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
62.32% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Free State National Botanical Garden
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Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein Reviews
The gardens are very well maintained and the staff are very friendly and the ablutions are clean. There are nice hiking trails and a really nice restaurant with good food and nice service. Packing your own snacks and a blanket is just as nice though. There is enough space for many people to have nice picnics on weekends. There are nice benches and lots of trees also available. The entrance fee is not a problem to pay at all when you can see that it is being utilized effectively. This is an excellent venue for photographers doing photo shoots for people!
As every other review has stated: the gardens are well kept. Well annotated and allowing for private time even though in public. Interesting features, other than the flora, such as the Anglo Boer War dam created by the British during the war, of course now only a micro wetland. Pick'n Pay lapa is available for your use and a restaurant but usually booked on weekends for private events. I enjoyed it.
Great open spaces with lots of shade and a prime picnic destination in Bloemfontein. Typically costs under R50.00 per person to enter for the day with good braai facilities available. Great destination for a family day.
Us Mangauners could well make a point of taking our visitors there. The place is unique in atmosphere and beauty. Always a special, new experience.
Gardens well maintained despite the drought. Restrooms clean. Ample place to hike and picknic. Entrance for food and market day was R20 per person. Enjoyable outing for the whole family.
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