Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

The Lowveld Garden has been divided into the following 8 sections:

1) BULB GARDEN:
Colourful Agapanthus praecox and beautiful beds of lilies adorn this small but beautiful section located at the front of the garden. Also contains wild bananas and palms, and strelitzias, with sunbirds when flowering.

2) TROPICAL AFRICAN RAINFOREST:
The combination of rain provided by large water towers and a naturally high water table have provided the unique conditions for plants from a tropical rainforest to flourish in the middle of the lowveld. The current indigenous canopy will eventually be replaced by the still-growing tropical trees once they have grown tall enough. A 4-metre high aerial boardwalk allow visitors a bird's eye view of the this unique rain forest.

3) SOUTH AFRICAN FOREST:
Here you will find fine examples of quinine, water pear, and water berry trees growing along the banks of the Crocodile River. Flanking the forest is a splendid collection of ferns including many rare species.

4) DRY BUSHVELD:
This relatively hot and dry section is dominated by deciduous trees, such as the wild custard apple, surrounded by aloes and succulents. Other trees include buffalo thorn and the beautiful Kalahari Christmas tree.

5) CORKWOODS AND CABBAGE TREES:
These trees have a long and interesting history, and are the source of the famous biblical spice, myrrh. The paper-bark corkwood has a easily peeled bark that lives up to it's name. Several species of cabbage trees have been cultivated, noteworthy for their enormous candelabra-shaped flowers.

6) CYCADS:
The Lowveld Garden has perhaps the largest collection of African cycads to be found anywhere. A Cycad gene bank has been established at the gardens to ensure these magnificent plants are not lost form our planet.

7) BAOBABS:
Six of the eight species of the genus Adansonia in the world can be found here, the most familiar being the curiously shaped baobab. The magnificent trees have been carbon-dated to over 5,000 years old.

8) WILD FIGS:
The garden boasts 25 different indigenous species of fig tree, including giant Sycamore Fig, Knobbly Fig, Mountain Rock Fig, and the infamous Strangler Fig.

LOCATION:
Off White River Road, Nelspruit

HOURS:
- daily 08h00 to 18h00 (October to April)
- daily 08h00 to 17h15 (May to September)

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adults -R12.00
Kids & Pensioners - R5.00

Accommodation Near Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Sunshine Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Nelspruit

0.8km South East of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

A magnificently located self-catering apartment, invites you to explore the City of Nelspruit and it's surroundings. Conveniently situated within easy reach of Restaurants, Shopping Mall, Hospitals, International Airport.

Sleeps: 26 in 7 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per unit, per night.

Venter@67 Selfcatering Units

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.0km South West of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

The units are beautifully furnished and different options are available - either open plan units, or units with separate bedrooms and lounges containing sleeper couches - our family unit consists of 3 bedrooms

Graded:
Sleeps: 24 in 12 units/rooms

Acacia Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.2km South West of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Situated in a safe and quiet residential area in the heart of Nelspruit, Acacia Guesthouse is a stylish, Bed and Breakfast style guesthouse. We offer an intriguing combination of understated hospitality

Graded:
Sleeps: 65 in 33 units/rooms

Zebrina Guesthouse & Gallery

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.6km South West of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

At Zebrina we offer you a exqusite rooms, a great view, peacefull gardens with birdlife and ultimately a wonderfull experience.

Sleeps: 56 in 26 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Leaves Luxury Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.7km South East of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

This impressive lodge exemplifies the very best in modern architecture and offers six spacious bedrooms, each with its own private balcony, as well as all amenities on your wish-list: spa-bath or jet shower, extra long beds with quality linen, ...

Sleeps: 4
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

14 Villa Louise

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.8km South of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Enjoy a neat, spacious and modern newly built self catering apartment in a security complex with 2 bedrooms (1 double bed & 2 single beds) sleeping 4 people and 1 bathroom.

Graded:

A Tua Casa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Nelspruit

1.8km South West of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

A Tua Casa comfortably sleeps 8 guests.  4 Beautifully decorated air-conditioned bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. 2 en-suite with oval bathtub and spacious showers.

Graded:
Sleeps: 31 in 13 units/rooms
From R 725,00
Per person, per night sharing.

La Roca Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

2.0km East of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

La Roca, a top 4 star establishment adjoining the Nelspruit Nature Reserve, offers luxurious accommodation with a friendly and warm ambience. Uninterrupted views over the reserve and distant mountains.

Sleeps: 24 in 8 units/rooms
From R 1 015,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Francolin Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

2.0km East of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Francolin Lodge is on its own koppie with unrivalled views of over the Lowveld. The new modern architecturally designed lodge has 8 spacious rooms, each with its own private balcony. It offers all amenities, extra long beds with percale linen ...

Graded:
Sleeps: 18 in 9 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Loerie's Call Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

2.0km East of Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Each room is luxuriously appointed, has its own entrance, en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, colour television with M-Net and Satellite TV. A full breakfast is served in the main house, or on the patio, surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden.