From 1999 to 2002 I studied at the Stellenbosch University. On the last day of our long weekend in October 2016 I decided to show my husband the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden. I visited it a few times as a student but did not have a camera to take photos. We also used is as a short cut to get from the hostel to the shopping centre.
We parked the car near the Dutch reformed Mother Church and walked across the street to the garden. It is open to the public and admission was free. (From January 2017 a R 10 entrance fee will be charged)
This is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. The University Council allocated the current site for the Botanical Garden in 1921.
It is a beautiful garden. There is a lot to see in the small area. This includes
- Waterlily Pond
- 4 Glasshouses
- Vegetable en herbs
- Beautiful old trees
- Insects and squirrels
· We spent about an hour taking pictures and walking in the garden but could have stayed another hour or two. There is lots of benches or grass to sit and also a restaurant. The garden is so peaceful that one forgets it is in the middle of a town. We will definitely visit again and again.
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Adress: Neethling St & Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch
Phone no: +27 21 808 3054
Visiting Hours: Every day from 08:00 – 17:00
Entrance Fee: R10 per person from 1 January 2017
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