Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Internationally acclaimed research gardens with diverse plantings and large glasshouses.
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About the garden
September - May Every Day 08:00 - 17:00 June - August Every Day 09:00 - 16:00
No - Guide dogs only.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Yes - Children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.
Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.
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from 589 Google reviews
6 months ago
Amazing botanical garden. It's small in size but has the most diverse collection of plants. The bonsai display is a treat to any bonsai enthusiast. Will come again in Spring.
3 months ago
Please raise the entry fee!!!!!!! I went to the gardens today and they are spectacular, especially the water plants, the succulents, and the cacti. What a wonderful place and a wonderful addition to a visit to Stellenbosch. It's a magical place. But I paid R15 or about 0.80EUR to enter. I would have gladly paid R50-100 and that money could help fund the garden. Please consider raising the entry fee to get the funds for the garden (at least for foreign visitors).
4 months ago
Our visit to the Botanical Gardens in Stellenbosh was lovely! It is so peaceful there, you actually can't believe you're just next to the road. There is a restaurant in the centre of the garden, that will definitely be on my list for my next visit. You can have a picnic on the lawn as well, perfect for a date🤗. The entrance cost was R15, and free for our little one. Highly recommend going if you want to escape a bit!
a month ago
Visited on Sunday, 23rd October. Was very disappointed in the general state of the garden. To me it doesn't look like it's being cared for. Messy flower beds, ponds were dirty no flowing water. Everything looked scrappy. In the greenhouses some succulents were dying. I see some construction going on, hopefully to improve things. Have been here often over the years but never seen it so neglected.
9 months ago
Lovely oasis on a hot autumn day. Restaurant was busy but after a 10 minute stroll we came back and got a table under the shade of a big tree. Prices were very reasonable. The girls ordered scone, muffin and carrot cake. Boys had egg breakfast. The garden has lots of nooks and crannies tucked away on windy pathways surrounded by luscious vegetation. With plenty of benches tucked under trees for a little quiet contemplation. Variety of bonsai trees is amazing.