THE NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

SANBI’s Conservation Gardens & Tourism Division manages SANBI’s network of ten National Botanical Gardens (NBGs), each with their associated tourism infrastructure and conservation estate, and Interpretation Section. ‘Conservation Gardens’ is the international term for botanical gardens that include both landscaped and natural areas within their boundaries.

Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world.

Hantam

The pleasures of the Hantam National Botanical Garden are like expensive champagne, to be enjoyed slowly.

Free State

This garden on the outskirts of Bloemfontein spans a valley between picturesque dolerite koppies.

Pretoria

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria.

Karoo Desert

The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a truly unique garden. It cultivates and displays a wide variety.

KwaZulu-Natal

The beautiful and tranquil KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden specialises in the conservation of plants from the eastern.

Lowveld

The character of the Garden is shaped by the two main rivers that cut across it, namely the Crocodile and Nels Rivers.

Zoo

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

Kwelera

The Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London is South Africa’s 10th national botanical garden and the first to be established in the Eastern Cape.

Thohoyandou

SANBI is currently managing what is scheduled to become South Africa’s 11th national botanical garden, currently known as the Thohoyandou Botanical Garden, in Thohoyandou in the far northeastern corner of the Limpopo Province.

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