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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Durban Botanic Gardens

  • 70 St. Thomas Rd. Map It
  • Berea
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 11/07/2014

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Opposite the Greyville Racecourse, Africa's oldest surviving botanical garden is a delightful 150-year-old oasis of greenery interlaced with walking paths, fountains, and ponds. The gardens' orchid house and collection of rare cycads are renowned. The Garden of the Senses caters to the blind, and there's a lovely tea garden where you can take a load off your feet and settle back with a cup of hot tea and cakes—crumpets with "the works" are the best in town. On weekends

it's a popular place for wedding photographs. During the Music at the Lake events, which happen on some Sundays, various musical acts perform in the gardens (additional fee) and people take along picnics.

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Sight Information

Address:

70 St. Thomas Rd., Durban, 4001, South Africa

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Phone:

031-322–4021

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 7–5

Updated 11/07/2014

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