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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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 R900
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 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...

from R640
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 R640
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...

from R600
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 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...

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 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...

from R1,300
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...

 
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