Durban Botanic Gardens


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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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1390
1 night, 2 adults

Florida Park Hotel

Sleeps 98 Windermere Hotel in Windermere
2.02km from Durban Botanic Gardens

The Florida Park Hotel is ideally located in the middle of Florida Road, in the heart Durban’s most ...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Madeline Garden Apartment

Sleeps 4 Essenwood Self-catering in Essenwood
2.07km from Durban Botanic Gardens

Madeline Garden Apartment lies in the hub of Durban’s suburban street life but is tucked away in a q...

from R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Gems Guest House

Sleeps 8 Morningside Guest House in Morningside
2.09km from Durban Botanic Gardens

At Gems Guest House we have captured the imaginations and desires of the individual and our aim is t...

from R858
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...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Erlesmere Lodge

Sleeps 14 Morningside Self-catering in Morningside
2.13km from Durban Botanic Gardens

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

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Madeline Grove Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 42 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...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Sommersby Guest House

Sleeps 25 Morningside Guest House, Morningside Self-catering 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...

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...

from R1800
1 night, 2 adults

Lambert House

Sleeps 10 Morningside Guest House in Morningside
2.19km from Durban Botanic Gardens

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Picasso

Sleeps 13 Bulwer (Durban) Guest House in Bulwer (Durban)
2.22km from Durban Botanic Gardens

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

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