Entrance fees
  • Adults – R30
  • Students – R20
  • Scholars (Primary and High school) – R15
  • Pensioners – R20
  • Children under 6 years – Free
  • Dogs – R5
  • BOTSOC members: Free

Wedding and group photoshoots
Wedding groups charge per head as per the above price structure.

Operational Hours

  • Mon-Sun
  • 1 May-30 Sept: 08h00-17h30
  • 1 Oct -30 Apr: 08h00-18h00

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.

cycad garden


Contact Information

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


  • View on Google Maps
  • 2 Swartkops Rd, Prestbury
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa
  • Postal Address:
  • P.O Box 21667, Mayor’s Walk, 3208
  • GPS Co-ordinates:
  • 30°20’50.4″E 29°36’24.8″ S
  • Long 30.34734 Lat -29.60690
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