Durban Botanical Gardens

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  • Address: 70 John Zikhali Rd, Durban 4000, South Africa
  • Timings: 07:30 am - 05:15 pm Details
  • Phone: 27-313224021
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

About Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban

These beautiful and precious gardens were brought into being by its curators, who introduced their special botanical interests over a century and a half. Rare cycads, ferns, thousands of orchids, bromeliads, trees and palms all have their dedicated sections. It’s not merely botanists who visit though. Bird-watchers, dog walkers and tea and crumpet enthusiasts alike come to lose themselves in the tranquil pathways of this forest. It’s an excellent retreat from the noise of the city. Wide, manicured lawns and gardens make for excellent picnic spots and aren’t too bad for a few romantic hours either. If you visit during a weekend afternoon, you might be lucky enough to catch a musical performance. For those of you not bringing your own snacks, the tea garden is wonderful.

Durban Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in Durban and there’s no way that you can miss visiting here, during your trip in this city. As tourists across the globe flock here in huge numbers to this scenic park, it is necessary to book the Durban Botanical Gardens tour tickets, well in advance. While the tickets for Durban Botanical Gardens are available at the ticket counter, you can also get the Durban Botanical Gardens tour tickets. Still have questions? Don’t worry and go through our tickets section and get the detailed Durban Botanical Gardens ticket prices.

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Durban Botanical Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Childrens up to twelve years get in for R105.

Restaurants Near Durban Botanical Gardens

  • Botanical Garden Cafe
  • KFC
  • Curries

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  • 95% of people who visit Durban include Durban Botanical Gardens in their plan

  • 33.95% of people start their Durban Botanical Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Durban Botanical Gardens

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durban Botanical Gardens

People normally club together Victoria Street Market and Moses Mabhida Stadium while planning their visit to Durban Botanical Gardens.

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Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban Reviews

  • Amazing botanical garden, largest in Natal. His Worship, Mr Medley Wood, Curator (1882 -1913) had made an excellent contribution to the garden in terms of its diverse plantation. His contribution can be seen with a large plantation having vegetation and trees over the last century. Surprising to have also found a tree planted in 1860 by great curators and local government in former years prior to Mr Wood. Amazing and respectful.

  • This is one of my ultimate picnic spots. All you need is a blanket, some snacks and a book and you're sorted for a good couple of hours. You can find really quiet, secluded area or join the families towards the bottom by the lake. There is a cafe on site, which has simple food - try the scones! The toilets are a little shabby and taking a toilet roll with you is a good backup plan in case they're out.

  • Visited the Garden's on a Sunday. Was fairly busy with lots of people around. From teen playing Pokimon on their phones, couples relaxing in the shade to families picnicking under the trees. Despite the number of people, a serene and peaceful atmosphere pervaded the Gardens. Everything was clean and neat with well manicured lawns, neatly trimmed vegetation and pristine pathways. It was a beautiful day filled with beautiful memories in a beautiful garden. Well done to those in charge of maintaining the gardens. Will definitely recommend visiting the gardens to more of my friends and family.

  • Beautiful place to walk through, spend the day. Have lunch or like many others.... Have a party there. It's free to the public and has designated open times. There are monkeys, ducks, fish and birds to be spotted with picnic areas around. Braaiing is allowed and it's family friendly . Toilets are not in good condition. Parking available.

  • By far one of my favourity botanic gardens. Clean, spacious, well-maintained. Beautiful romantic spots for a picnic with someone special and ample space for a kiddies party or family afternoon picnic. So many things to see and learn (also, for those #Ingress players...there is a pretty mural mission and ample portals).

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