Pretoria National Botanical Garden
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||2 Cussonia Ave
Brummeria Pretoria / Tshwane
||Mon to Sun: 08h00-18h00
No entry after 17h00
Open on ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS incl Xmas and New Year
Students (with a valid student card): R25
Pre-scholars (children under 6 years): Free
Pre-school groups: R2/learner
SA Senior Citizens (with ID): R15
SA Senior Citizens (with ID) can enter for free on Tuesdays
BOTSOC members (with valid BotSoc card): Free
Gazebo (3×3): R30 – Please note: No larger-sized gazebos or tents of any kind are allowed, unless a formal event booking has been made via the Events
Please note that entrance fees may change on the days that special events (e.g. concerts and shows) are hosted.
COVID-19 Pretoria NBG safety regulations during lockdown level 2
- restaurant open for sit-down meals,
- Eziko Braai Area opened subject to pre-bookings* with the Garden Office (Limitation to 50 persons and observance of all protocol)
- picnics, (subject to limitation of 50 persons),
*Pre-booking with the Garden Office, based on a first come first serve basis. Email Address: email@example.com.
General Garden rules
Learn more about nature
Enjoy the environment
Get gardening tips
Cycle (bicycle, tricycle etc.)
Pick/ collect any fauna or flora
Bring animals (only guide dogs allowed)
Botanical gardens in Pretoria for family outings, picnics
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.
Many of SANBI's Gardens have venues for hire available to the public. To book a venue for events including conferences, weddings and other functions please contact the Gardens or venues directly or visit each Garden's page.
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