Entrance fees
  • Adults – R35
  • Students – R25
  • Scholars (Primary and High school) – R15
  • Pensioners – R25
  • Children under 6 years – Free
  • Ad hoc Dogs – R5
  • Annual Dog Permit R180
  • Tables for Hire – R50 Each
  • Plastic Chairs for Hire- R5 Each
  • Bring Pallets – R30 each
  • BOTSOC members: Free
  • Map-R2

Wedding and group photoshoots

Wedding groups charge per head as per the above price structure.

KwaZulu-Natal NBG picture gallery

Operational Hours


1 May-30 Sept: 08h00-17h30

1 Oct -30 Apr: 08h00-18h00


Conserving our floral heritage

clivia in spring

Garden video

Flowering every season of the year, KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden is a garden with grandeur and charm, offering visitors an experience of nature’s authenticity with the striking Plane Tree AvenueNatural ForestInsect HotelClivia Dam and theme gardens including the popular Zulu Demonstration Garden, Cycad Garden and a Permaculture Garden. A host of indigenous flora and fauna also make a visit to this Garden a worthwhile experience. The Garden, which boasts a Children’s Play Area, is one of only a few SANBI National Botanical Gardens that has braai facilities.

Zulu Demonstration Garden

The KZN National Botanical Garden was established in 1874 in response to the growing demand for tree seedlings in the Natal Midlands. The focus of the Garden is to collect, display and promote the conservation of plants of the eastern grasslands, in particular the genera CliviaGerberaKniphofia and Watsonia. A section of the Garden is planted specifically to attract birds which, along with other diverse habitats, make the Garden rich in bird life, with over 151 species recorded. The Garden is also an ideal recreational place for friends and families to relax and create fun–filled memories.


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2 Swartkops Rd, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Postal Address

P.O Box 21667
Mayor’s Walk

GPS Co-ordinates:

30°20’50.4″E 29°36’24.8″ S

Long 30.34734 Lat -29.60690

Tel.: +27(0)33 344 3585
Weekends & Holidays: 081 324 6018
Fax: +27(0)27 33 344 1284
Email: KZN-NBG@sanbi.org.za

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