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Lowveld National Botanical Garden

  • 4.5

  • from 3648 Google reviews

Opening times

Sep - Mar 08h00 to 18h00 (Mon-Sun) Apr - Aug 08h00 to 17h00 (Mon-Sun)

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Mpumalanga, 1200

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  • 4.5

  • from 3648 Google reviews

Marsha Russell

4 months ago


This place is absolutely amazing!! The range of plant life is beyond imagining, all thriving in a spectacular natural setting with rivers and waterfalls. The signs and educational displays are very helpful; the paths are well-groomed and enticing, and all-in-all it is a perfect place to spend a few hours. If I lived in the area, I would visit many times a year.

Mzo Hlanjwa

10 months ago


One of the best Botanical gardens in the country and a real gem in Mbombela. There is just so much to see and the gardens are well curated and taken care of. There are restaurants and also many spots to stop and picnic. The place has great signage and this combined with the maps ensures you always have an idea where you are. My favourite was the African rainforest, the suspension bridge and the very powerful waterfalls.

Annatonet Rangarira

3 weeks ago


It's one of the most beautiful botanic gardens I've ever visited. The views,the kids playground,the gardens, the waterfall and different plants to see, it's just breathtaking. I suggest you challenge yourself and do the hike early in the morning 🙂

M M Strauss

10 months ago


Beautiful and very extensive botanical garden representing many different biomes. Safe parking on site. Board walk through the tree tops. Suspense bridge over the beautiful river. Amazingly beautiful water falls. Hikes that make you feel as if you wer right in the bush. Restaurant and coffee shop. And you can come and have your little event here as well - just bring your own chairs and pay the entrance fee of R50 per adult.

James Christopher Eckhardt

6 months ago


As far as national botanical gardens go, this is probably one of the best in SA. WONDERFUL play area for the kids, with shaded benches nearby. Pathways are abundant, with stunning views. Upon entering the park (at the kiosk) you should ask about the river walk - it is required to let them know if you do take the short hike for safety reasons. The raised walkway through the forest and across the river is an awesome experience for adults and kids alike. Be weary of some of the walkways in shady areas - they do tend to be a bit slippery, especially when wet. Flora is diverse and lush, even in winter! Varieties and examples from all over africa. Well tended gardens and lawns. Loads of insects and birds to see (especially sunbirds). Grounds keepers are friendly and do a stellar job of ensuring a litter free area - please do the same.

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+27(0)13 752 5531

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