National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

The Natal Botanical Garden was established in 1874 as a research station to test the viability of growing many large trees such as magnolias, camphors, swamp cypress and other exotic trees. Many of these original specimens still exist today, having now matured into their full majestic glory, giving the garden a distinctly Victorian atmosphere. Today the focus is on conservation of plants from Kwazulu Natal, especially from grassland habitats.

The older part of the Botanical Gardens near the entrance has a mixture of indigenous and exotic plants, including camellias and magnolias that thrive in the wet acidic soil in this area.

The "Useful Plants Garden" is a collection of hundreds of different species used in Zulu traditional medicine to cure everything from snakebites to infidelity.

A children's area near the restaurant will keep the kids entertained while you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea beside the pond.

A beautiful trail wends it's way through a scrub forest, where bird lovers will be treated to a wide variety of species, especially sunbirds, that feed from the nectar of the many flowering trees and other plants.

The Clivia Conservation Project has been set up to help protect these beautiful plants that are endangered by uncontrolled collection from the wild. A Grassland Conservation Project has also been undertaken in an attempt to preserve the dwindling grassland biomes that are under constant threat from ever-expanding agricultural and urban development.

The garden can be visited any time of the year. The great variety of species ensures there is always plenty of beautiful flowers to see. Ample shade from the many mature trees provide welcome relief from the heat of summer.

ADDRESS:
Mayor's Walk, Pietermaritzburg

HOURS:
daily 08:00-18:00

ENTRANCE FEES:
adults - R8
scholars, students and senior citizens - R5

TEL:
(033) 344 3585

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Accommodation Near National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

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The Jays Guest House

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1.2km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, private entrances and secure off-road parking in a beautiful garden. Ideal for business people and a home away from home for all travellers. Close to the city centre, restaurants, shops, hospitals and...

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Babbling Brook B&B

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1.4km South West of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Situated 5 minutes from the centre of the City of Pietermaritzburg and 2 minutes from the National Botanic Gardens, Babbling Brook offers 3 tastefully decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

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Kitchener Cottage

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1.5km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Self catering cottage with own kitchen and lounge. Ideal for a family as all guests share the same bathroom which is en-suite. Bedroom with one queen size bed, ceiling fan and air conditioner. Lounge with two single beds and ceiling fan. Full DSTV and

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Duvet & Crumpets Bed & Breakfast

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1.5km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Duvet & Crumpets offers private accommodation in an early Maritzburg homestead. We cater for business executives, families, sporting teams and contract projects. A full English or "health" breakfast is served in the dining room or in your own unit...

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Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering

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1.5km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Duvet & Crumpets offers various self-catering accommodation options. There are double/twin en-suite units as well as garden cottages. The garden cottages are ideal for "relocation" purposes and long-term stays are available. For larger groups, ...

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Africa's Eden B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.6km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Africa's Eden is a 2 acre estate situated along a green belt and wedged between 2 streams and a mere 2.5 km from the city.

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At Home Self Catering 24

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1.9km North East of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

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The Sleeping Bao B&B

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2.0km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Available are 7 individually and elegantly, fully furnished rooms overlooking well established gardens. Rooms have air conditioning / fans, all rooms are fully heated in winter. Each of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and TV's.

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Brevisbrook Bed & Breakfast

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2.0km West of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

Enjoy the warmest hospitality in Pietermaritzburg as Patrick Laundy welcomes you to Brevisbrook. Guests feel most relaxed in this peaceful country style property set in lush surroundings overlooking indigenous trees and a bubbling stream.

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Redlands Hotel and Lodge

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2.1km North of National Botanical Gardens - Pietermaritzburg

All rooms have access to 11 TV channels. Internet access is provided at no additional cost. All units have baths and showers. Apart from two Parkview Lodges, all rooms have airconditioners

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