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Free State National Botanical Garden

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Nice restaurants. Beautiful views. The trails is easybto follow and not too far to walk. Nice that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bloemfontein, South Africa

We were pleasantly surprised by the gardens. Entrance is very reasonable and the place is well... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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This carefully landscaped and colorful garden, with paved walkways, nature talks and moonlight walks, is popular year round.
Rayton Road, off Dan Pienaar Drive, R702 | Danhof, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 436 3612
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice restaurants. Beautiful views. The trails is easybto follow and not too far to walk. Nice that most plants are named

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mjpbotha
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the gardens. Entrance is very reasonable and the place is well maintained. There are a lot of interesting areas and plants to see. We had fun

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Discover821986
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Free State Botanical garden is a great place to enjoy a picnic and go for short walks. Good birdwatching and a restaurant onsite.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

visited to see their waterwise plants as we are currently replanning our garden as we are currently subject to water restrictions

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peterwdennis
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent surroundings. Excellent staff. One of its kind in Bloemfontein

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmmieS46
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Clean gardens. Very beautiful and well kept. Nice view and walk route as well if you want to walk up the hill. The restaurant is very good. Price is affordable and the menu is sufficient. Will go there again

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Andre D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Free State National Botanical Gardens are beautiful and well kept. Over and above that they have a stunning Sunday brunch. Book in advance because they are usually fully booked. The setting and good is excellent! Definitely five star quality.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank MannaJhb
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Well located in Bloem to be in touch with nature, the natural environment should not be affected by the “picnic revellers” please....we can’t worry about climate change and at the same time by parties goers disturbing animal life in the garden (as little as they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LebogangL5
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We were a big group of family and friends that went to te gardens for the day. There is so much space and the green grass makes an excellent playground for kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leandre S
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is such a relaxed, quiet place to have a picnic with the family or a loved one. Plenty of shade and grass to relax on. Nice little walk to the top of the surrounding hill to keep you busy as well.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank JasonR4377
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8 November 2018|
Response from MannaJhb | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, my dad paid for me but if I remember correctly it was R70 per adult.
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Response from martinagH4257NO | Reviewed this property |
Hi entrance fee about R30 - R40 pp, children charges are cheaper, take sunscreen and a hat.