SANBI annual membership fees (excluding special events)

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

Commercial photoshoot/filming: Send an email to copy  for pre-bookings.

Payment process

Cash payments are no longer accepted, the garden switched to cashless payment only. EFT payments acceptable for pre-bookings.

Venue Hire Bookings

Enquiries and booking of venues for weddings and events must be directed to and

Eziko braai area entrance fees

Entrance fee: R100 (Inclusive of garden entrance fee)
Lapa: R250 (Non-refundable deposit payable 24hrs after signing a venue hire agreement)

For Braai Area and Lapa bookings only, please send an email and copy

Firewood will not be allowed but Only charcoal should be brought in the braai area.

Operational hours

  • Monday – Sunday: 08h00-18h00, no entry after 17h00.

Prohibition Notice

An urban oasis to explore

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria.

A 35 m high quartzite outcrop divides the garden in two sections. Its frosty south-facing section and the north-facing, warmer section present two different worlds to the visitor and botanist. A paved nature trail gives access to the fascinating natural vegetation on the ridge, which boasts a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora.

Fifty hectares of the total area is devoted to developed garden, using almost exclusively South African plants. All the flowering plant species to be seen, including 50% of the country’s tree species, make this garden a botanical tapestry. Visitors are offered a glimpse of different biomes such as savanna and forest biomes. Different theme gardens are continuously being developed.

The garden is home to the Head Office of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and successfully bridges the gap between scientific research and the recreational environment.

2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Postal Address:

Private Bag x101

GPS Co-ordinates:

  • 28°16’19.8″E 25°44’18.2″S
  • Long 28.27218 Lat -25.73838

Contact Information

Telephone: +27(0)12 843 5071
Fax: +27(0)12 804 4992
For garden queries email:

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