Where to find us

KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium Entrance

The KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium is located adjacent to the Durban Botanical Gardens, on the corner of Botanic Gardens and St Thomas Roads, Berea, Durban.

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 08h00 -16h30

Facilities Available

  • Parking is available on the property of the herbarium
  • Access to plant driers is available on request
  • The library is housed in the herbarium building. Visitors are required to work with the library material at the herbarium
  • A photocopier is available for use and rates per page apply

Guidelines for using the collection

  • Please make an appointment ahead of time to ensure the appropriate staff member will be available for your visit
  • On arrival at the herbarium please check in with the receptionist and sign the visitors book
  • You are expected to prepare your own specimens and to discard material not for use
  • To prevent accidental infestation, all incoming dried material must be submitted for deep freezing 72 hours prior to its use
  • Items such as specimens, books, equipment, photographs and artwork should not be removed without permission
  • Place specimens carefully one above the other and do not flip them over like the pages in a book


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