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Parks & nature in Durban

Garden
“The Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa. Set on the slopes of Berea Hill, northwest of the city center, the gardens were established in 1849 for the trial of agricultural crops. Today, visitors can stroll among the indigenous and exotic subtropical plantings, including majestic heritage trees, some of which are more than one hundred years old. The main plant collections include cycads, orchids, bromeliads, and palms, and visitors can also experience the Garden of the Senses. In addition to the rich plant biodiversity, at least fifty different species of birds are permanent residents of the gardens.”
35 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“There is no better view of Durban. This historic Italian restaurant is famous for its delicious food but more-so it’s 360° views of Durban. An absolute must for any first time Durban visitors. ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“A large and beautiful botanical garden to walk or relax under trees on a blanket, or take a picnic. ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely gardens with a collection of plants from all over the world. Don't miss the cycads and the orchid collection. You often see pelicans in the lake and its a peaceful safe place to have a picnic or stop in for a snack at the tea garden. Free entrance.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely hiking trail within the Nature Reserve. There are animals that wander around in the reserve. There is also an old castle on the property that belongs to the owners grandparents but is no longer in use. (Coedmore Castle)”
7 locals recommend
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“Traditional features like lily ponds,sculptures & meandering walkways highlight these public garden. Stunning views ,peace & quiet,Touristy”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Palmiet Nature Reserve is made up of a wide variety of natural habitats ranging from forests to grassland. Hundreds of bird species have been recorded and the tree list is extensive. There are a number of self-guided and guided trails that include river crossings. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Historic Durban Parks at the Top of Florida road. Safe and very beautiful with big grass lawns for picnic and family/romance time”
4 locals recommend
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1 local recommends
Park
“Lovely flowers and a park. Entry is free. There is a zoo with some birds and animals. a lovely place to go and relax. If you are travelling with little ones there is also a park. once you have had a walk you can have a bite to eat at the Blue Zoo Cafe.”
2 locals recommend
Beach
1 local recommends
Park
1 local recommends
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“There are nice walks and braai facilities lovely for bird watching. Lots of monkeys but don't feed them.”
1 local recommends
Park
“Kids paradise from swings, climbing structures and jungle gyms! Mom and dad can enjoy an ice cream or coffee at the lovely Cafe.”
1 local recommends