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Free State National Botanical Garden

  • 4.5

  • from 1685 Google reviews

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08h00 to 16h30 (Mon-Fri) 08h00-17h00 (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 1685 Google reviews

Elizabeth Carr

6 months ago


A hidden gem! Bloemfontein locals do not give this garden enough credit. One of the best things about it is how quite it is, when I was there, there were hardly any people. I walked 6km around the garden. The walk up the hill is a bit steep but nothing to intense, a young child will easily make it. It was such a nice place to spend my day. A perfect holiday activity for the young and old. Tip: bring a picnic basket with and have lunch in the gardens


a month ago


Ooooh, this garden. It is so beautiful and perfect for picnics, weddings, and all kinds of chilled events. Hiking, just a walk, run, etc. I love it here, and the entrance fee is quite affordable.

Gareth Preiss (XplorationSA)

8 months ago


We spent a couple hours in the gardens and did a short hike. A very well kept, cared for and scenic gardens with friendly staff. Lots of birds around and yellow Mongoose. Well worth a visit.

Shane Luckay

3 months ago


Awesome place to visit...well maintained...neat and very educational! Keep it up!!!

Arnold Petersen

2 years ago


This is a gorgeous place to visit any time of the year in my opinion, beautifully maintained. This is smaller botanical garden compared to the others however it has more wildlife and birds viewing than any other botanical garden in the country. It's an absolute must for bird lover, there a beautiful birdhide hut on the lakeside with seats and viewing windows with gorgeous views of the dam and the mountains. The entry fee for adults is R30, there is also a restaurant inside, one can grab quick snack and water points all over the park. The is a shaded garden and traditional village houses, very beautiful and a must to find during your walk around the park.

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+27(0)51 436 3530

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