Entrance and other fees effective from 1 April 2021

  • Adult: R37
  • Student: R27
  • Pensioner: R27
  • Child: R15
  • Botanical Society Members with valid membership Card: Free

Other fees

  • Dog Walking Annual permit: R180
  • Adhoc dog walking: R5
  • Table: R50
  • Wooden bench: R50
  • King and Queen chairs: R50 each
  • Pallet: R30 each
  • Plastic chair: R5

Wedding and group photoshoots

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

KwaZulu-Natal NBG picture gallery

Operational hours

Monday – Sunday

  • 1 May-30 Sept: 09h00-17h30
  • 1 Oct -30 Apr: 09h00-18h00

Conserving our floral heritage

clivia in spring

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 and holidays: 081 324 6018
Fax: +27(0)27 33 344 1284
Email: KZN-NBG@sanbi.org.za

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