Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban

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Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban - Address, Phone Number

Address: 70 John Zikhali Rd, Durban 4000, South Africa

Phone: 27-313224021

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Timings: 07:30 am - 05:15 pm Details

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Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

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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.

Durban Botanical Gardens Information

  • There have been reports of daylight robbery. 

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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Durban Botanical Gardens, Durban Reviews

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  • This is the biggest botanical garden in the world and is in the world's top 5. Host unique and limited plants, trees, and flowers in the world, ranked in the top 5 globally. Everyone can walk in freely everyday at least between 8am - 5pm. It's a world class picnic, outing and relaxation spot. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world... Something like the Garden of Eden.

  • Huge green space at the centre of Durban. Great venue for photography or family picnics. There's two parking areas and road side parking as well. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated. The gardens were established in 1849 by John Medley Wood... yes, it's kinda funny that his name was Wood. There are trees still growing here that were planted with his own hands over a hundred years ago. You will be walking among trees that were around during both world wars, trees that saw old and new South Africa and trees that would be around long after you've left. We saw hundred of birds including storks, cranes and pelicans who nest beside the huge lake. Little weaver birds that dance among the lotus flowers. The gardens are pet friendly provided they're on a leash. Please remember to pick up after your pets. There's also an orchid house that grows orchids all year round. Have fun!

  • One of my favorite places to spend on a relaxed weekend, very clean and well maintained. Pet friendly which is great. And has a tiny coffee stand. Wheel chair friendly. Best part, it’s all free. It does get a little busy with wedding photo shoots.

  • A place to just sit and enjoy nature. Best for a picnic with the family Toilets are fairly clean. Gardens are beautiful! Oh! and Saturdays are wedding photo day 😁

  • Such beautiful gardens that are well kept. A great spot for a picnic or going to have tea and scones and the cafe! Worth walking through the entire gardens and admiring all the different fauna and flora.

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