Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban Botanic Gardens

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The Durban Botanic Gardens was established in 1849. The main attractions of the gardens are the rare cycad Encephalartos woodii and the Orchid house, which is best visited in Spring when the plants are flowering. The other main attractions include the visitors' centre, which has been landscaped with indigenous plants, the small indigenous forest and the large pond, which attracts a number of water birds.

Managing Agency: eThekwini Municipality
Type: Botanical Garden
Facilities: Guided and self-guided trails; Trails for the disabled; Picnic areas; Tea garden; Curio shop; Visitors centre (available for hire)
Opening Hours: 07h30 - 17h15
Dogs: Yes

Driving Directions: Travel on the N3 west from Durban CBD towards
Westville. Take the Berea Road (S) off-ramp and turn right at traffic lights across N3 bridge. Turn right at next intersection into King Dinuzulu Rd (Berea Road). Travel on this road and turn left into
Botanic Gardens Road. Travel along this road and turn right into
John Zikhali (Sydenham Road). The entrance to the parking area is located on the right.

Travel time (from central Durban): 15 minutes

031 309 1170

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Congratulations on your 100 year celebrations. The garden has brought immense joy to so many people over the years. A real peaceful sancturay in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

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Congratulations on your 100 year celebrations. The garden has brought immense joy to so many people over the years. A real peaceful sancturay in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

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