South Africa
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The Pretoria National Botanical Gardens in Gauteng of South Africa is situated in the city Pretoria.

A 35 metre high quartzite outcrop divides this 75 hectare urban oasis into two sections. There is a colder south facing section and a warmer north facing section and each present a different world to visitors at the Park. The garden uses almost exclusively South African plants over 50 hectares of the total area, including 50% of the country’s tree species.

The Gardens are also home to about 198 species of birds including raptors such as hawks, falcons and eagles. Also keep a look out for small mammals such as the common duiker, mongoose and scrub hares.

A scenic walk on the paved nature trail will provide access to the fascinating natural vegetation and leads the visitor past the waterfall.

Things to do and see

  • Visitor Centre
  • Mokha Restaurant
  • Guided Tours – by appointment only!
  • Two Restaurant Venues
  • Succulent Garden
  • Special Wisteria Tree Avenue
  • Cycad Garden
  • Dassie Trail
  • Enabling Garden (specifically for disabled visitors, information boards in Braille)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly


The Park is open daily between 08h00 and 18h00

A nominal Entrance Fee is charged if entering before 17h00. Please contact the Gardens directly for confirmation on pricing.


Pretoria experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 28˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 21˚C.


There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

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