Durban Botanic Gardens
World-famous botanic gardens with plant collections and amphitheatre.
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About the garden
16 September - 15 April Every Day 07:30 - 17:45 16 April - 15 September Every Day 07:30 - 17:15
Yes - Dogs on leads.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a food stall.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop.
Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes, at the Information Office, for free.
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from 8269 Google reviews
4 months ago
Amazing place for taking a walk, sitting down on the grass on a blanket, having a picnic, or practicing nature photography. There are quite a few bird species that can be observed by bird-lovers, especially near the pond inside the gardens. The area is kept neat and clean, and it is safe to walk around. You can also find places to buy water, soft drinks, coffee and ice-cream. Definitely one of the best places to visit in Durban for a chilled weekend!
3 months ago
Durban Botanic Gardens (est 1849), is the most enjoyable place to relax. Neat and clean, enjoy a picnic lunch on their sprawling lawns or on the lake edge, feed the ducks or fish or just enjoy a quite spot to catch up on your favorite novel. Tea garden and restaurant on site both with tasty eats. Conference venue available. Saturday is a day to watch all the newly weds photos shoots. A must is to buy yourself that special large coffee and take a guide tour on a golf cart which I recently did, and been there many times before, this was a new look at the gardens, it open a new side, the guide was very informative, you get to see one of the most expensive trees in the world's which is under 24 hours surveillance with cameras and security and a must view is the kissing tree. There are also live concerts held at the lake. Plenty of secure parking, with clean facilities. My favorite time to visit is early in the week, when the park is quite as if I have it all to my self. Enjoy with good company or a quite place for some alone time. A must visit when in Durban.
6 months ago
A pleasant, peaceful, and quiet place. Perfect for picnics, morning/evening walks, or reading a book. This garden also has a good coffee shop, and can also host events such as weddings or parties. The garden is well maintained and always kept neat. Entrance is free, and staff are always friendly.
2 weeks ago
If you're looking for some peace and quiet with the nature then this place is for you. Lovely trees,picnic space and flowers.ideal for some family outing while feeding the ducks. It's clean and feels safe. I gave it 4 starts cos I feel there is a room for some improvement in terms of the look and feel
Ishana Sing Rathilall
11 months ago
The trail of lights at the Botanical Gardens in Durban 2021 was absolutely magical. It was nicely spaced out through the entire garden. Gave you a lovely warm festive feeling. It's an experience for everyone. The food court was a good thought with a variety of stalls- coffee, ice cream, Mexican food, indian food, burgers, pizzas, slush drinks, snacks like popcorn and candy floss. It did get a bit overwhelming at the food court around 8pm with the last lot of people walking in. Overall it was a nice night out and the weather was perfect too.