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Free State National Botanical Garden

  • 4.5

  • from 1659 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 1659 Google reviews

Elizabeth Carr

a month 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

Gareth Preiss (XplorationSA)

3 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.

Dirk Lourens

8 months ago


Peaceful open spaces and age old trees that offer shade from the Free State sun. Perfect place for a picnic. Beautifully green at the moment because of the frequent rains. Bathrooms and other facilities clean and accessible. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed when we visited.

Prudence Chauke

8 months ago


Nice and quiet. They have the option of hosting parties at a lapa. Very clean. Nice as well for intimate picnics. Saw a few there.

William B

5 months ago


Very peaceful experience for family fun... large outdoor space with large grassy areas that are well kept. Good for romantic picnics as well.

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+27(0)51 436 3530

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