Durban Botanic Gardens

Description

Situated on the eastern slopes of the Berea ridge, Durban Botanic Gardens is renowned for the rarest original specimen of a plant in the world – a cycad named Encephalartos woodii.

Initially the garden grew experimental tropical crops but today the extensive offerings include the herbarium, orchid house, cycad collection, a garden for the blind and a tea garden.

Along with an extensive collection of South African cycad species, a highlight is the Orchid House, best viewed during spring.

Guided tours are on offer but it’s essential to book well in advance. The charity tea garden is open from 09:30 – 16:15 daily.

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Accommodation near Durban Botanic Gardens

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ZEG Apartment |
from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

ZEG Apartment

Sleeps 6 Westridge Self-catering in Westridge
2.10km from Durban Botanic Gardens

ZEG Apartment is a self-catering apartment located just of the Jan Smuts Highway. This three bedroom...

Ridgeview Lodge |
from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Ridgeview Lodge

Sleeps 36 Berea Guest House in Berea
2.10km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Ridgeview Lodge is Durban's leading award-winning luxury guest house, a warm welcome for the discern...

Erlesmere Lodge |
from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Erlesmere Lodge

Sleeps 14 Morningside Self-catering, Morningside Bed and Breakfast in Morningside
2.13km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Erlesmere Lodge consists of two buildings. The main building is an elegant double-storey Edwardian h...

Madeline Grove Bed and Breakfast |
from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Madeline Grove Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 26 Morningside Bed and Breakfast in Morningside
2.13km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Truly a home away from home. We are centrally situated a stone's throw from trendy Florida Road, onl...

Sommersby Guest House |
from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Sommersby Guest House

Sleeps 20 Morningside Guest House, Morningside Self-catering, Morningside Bed and Breakfast in Morningside
2.16km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Sommersby is a charming Edwardian house, lovingly converted into a bed and breakfast in 1995. Many o...

Red Door Cottage |
from R575
1 night, 2 adults

Red Door Cottage

Sleeps 2 Glenwood Self-catering in Glenwood
2.18km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Red Door Cottage is a charming one-bedroom cottage located in one of Durban's oldest suburbs, Glenwo...

Villa Picasso |
from R880
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Picasso

Sleeps 13 Bulwer (Durban) Guest House, Bulwer (Durban) Bed and Breakfast in Bulwer (Durban)
2.22km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Villa Picasso exudes a European influence with East African undertones, creating a uniquely metropol...

The Neuk Guest House |
from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

The Neuk Guest House

Sleeps 10 Windermere Guest House in Windermere
2.23km from Durban Botanic Gardens

The Neuk Guest House is a gracious Cape Dutch-style home nestled in the cosmopolitan suburb of Winde...

Chelmsford House B&B |
from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Chelmsford House B&B

Sleeps 26 Glenwood Self-catering, Glenwood Bed and Breakfast in Glenwood
2.24km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Most conveniently situated in the leafy suburb of upper Glenwood, 5 minutes from the CBD, the Univer...

Lembali Lodge |
from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Lembali Lodge

Sleeps 12 Morningside Guest House, Morningside Lodge, Morningside Bed and Breakfast in Morningside
2.24km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Lembali Lodge is a spacious and contemporary guest house situated in tranquil surroundings, in the u...

 
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