Adult: R60
Student: R40
Pensioner: Free entry on Tuesdays
Child: R20
Botanical Society members: 10% discount
Children under 6 years: Free
SANBI annual membership fees (excluding special events)

  • R800 per adult
  • R400 per child
  • R600 per student

Picnics & Birthday parties

  • R 300 for persons more than 20 but less than
  • R 500 for persons more than 50 but less than
  • R 2 500 for persons more than 100 but less than
  • R 4 000 for more than 200

Conference facility

  • R2000


  • R 1 000 for a day wedding for 100 persons and
  • R 2 000 for persons more than 100 for a day
  • R 5 000 for persons more than 100 for an evening

Concerts & Exhibitions

  • R 4 500.

Note: A negotiated discount for any organisation to a maximum of 25% may be given for all venues subject to approval by the Garden Manager (This excludes plant and admission fees).

Contact Information

Operational Hours

  • Mon-Sun
  • Sep-Mar: 08h00-18h00
  • Apr-Aug: 08h00-17h00

Waterfalls and wildlife, in this subtropical paradise

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The character of the Garden is shaped by the two main rivers that cut across it, namely the Crocodile and Nels Rivers. Before these two rivers converge in the Garden, they form spectacular waterfalls which can be viewed at the Cascades and the Nels viewpoints. When the Crocodile River is low, interesting geological formations are visible.


When in bloom the clivias at the Garden’s main entrance are a beautiful and welcoming sight.

Walking through the enchanting African Rain Forest enables one to cross the Crocodile River across the famous suspended bridge, where the cascading waterfall can also be viewed.

The South African Forest contains fascinating vegetation from the Coastal Belt as well as the Limpopo Province.


The Garden plays a critical role in conservation of rare and endangered species and played a pivotal role in establishing the cycad gene bank.

The Garden also boasts one of the largest collections of South African fig trees. The mystical baobab tree is famous for its unique shape and medicinal properties.

Various plant species have been introduced into the Garden. These include South African coastal species and a unique collection of plants which represent the rapidly disappearing tropical forests of central and west Africa.

Garden video


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  • Botanical Garden Ent Road, Off Madiba Drive, Riverside, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 1024, Mbombela, 1200.

GPS Co-ordinates: 25.4485° S, 30.9823° E.

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