Best gardens in Durban

Check out the top gardens in Durban, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Makaranga Garden Lodge
1. Makaranga Garden Lodge
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23 local reviews
1A Igwababa Rd, Kloof
+27 31 764 6616
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Nicole
Safe parking, hotel has coffee shop and is open for meals and dinners. There is a swimming pool that may be…
Tami And Bruce
A beautiful botanical gardens setting. The hotel has a cafe/restaurant that serves a good cuppa, great…
Shirley
Set in beautiful gardens that are well worth strolling around in, Makaranga has interesting art work, good…
1. Makaranga Garden Lodge
1. Makaranga Garden Lodge
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23 local reviews
1A Igwababa Rd, Kloof
+27 31 764 6616
Nicole
Nicole
Safe parking, hotel has coffee shop and is open for meals and dinners. There is a swimming pool that may be used by children under…
Tami And Bruce
Tami And Bruce
A beautiful botanical gardens setting. The hotel has a cafe/restaurant that serves a good cuppa, great milkshakes and handmade pizza. Worth…
Shirley
Shirley
Set in beautiful gardens that are well worth strolling around in, Makaranga has interesting art work, good food and you can use their pool…
2. Durban Botanic Garden
2. Durban Botanic Garden
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31 local reviews
9A John Zikhali Rd, Musgrave
Open · Closes 6:15 PM
+27 31 322 4021
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Susan
Beautiful gardens with magnificent bird-life. For more than 450 years, botanic gardens have been at the…
Shirley
The coffee shop is an absolute must for crumpets and ice cream, which I've been having since I was a child! …
Miki
Our botanical gardens are great, there are massive trees, a pond full of water birds and fish, an orchid…
2. Durban Botanic Garden
2. Durban Botanic Garden
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31 local reviews
9A John Zikhali Rd, Musgrave
Open · Closes 6:15 PM
+27 31 322 4021
Susan
Susan
Beautiful gardens with magnificent bird-life. For more than 450 years, botanic gardens have been at the forefront of human understanding and…
Shirley
Shirley
The coffee shop is an absolute must for crumpets and ice cream, which I've been having since I was a child! Walk it off by going around the…
Miki
Miki
Our botanical gardens are great, there are massive trees, a pond full of water birds and fish, an orchid house, herb garden, and on Sunday…
3. Durban Botanic Gardens
3. Durban Botanic Gardens
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14 local reviews
70 St Thomas Rd, Durban
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
031 322 4000
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Sera
Relaxing scenery. Perfect for picnics and if you want to catch up on some reading. Host to various music…
Brandon
Yet another must do in Durban. The oldest botanic gardens on the continent! You can get some snacks from…
Annette
The Durban Botanic garden offers you an opportunity to experience the great natural botanic richness of KZN
3. Durban Botanic Gardens
3. Durban Botanic Gardens
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14 local reviews
70 St Thomas Rd, Durban
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
031 322 4000
Sera
Sera
Relaxing scenery. Perfect for picnics and if you want to catch up on some reading. Host to various music scenes By The Lake. Offers a tea…
Brandon
Brandon
Yet another must do in Durban. The oldest botanic gardens on the continent! You can get some snacks from nearby Breadahead and spend the day…
Annette
Annette
The Durban Botanic garden offers you an opportunity to experience the great natural botanic richness of KZN
4. Mitchell Park Zoo
4. Mitchell Park Zoo
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19 local reviews
Mitchell Park Zoo, Durban
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
031 303 2275
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Lilian
We love the nature at Mitchell Park where there is also a small zoo and a lovely restaurant in a beautiful…
Delwin
Beautiful gardens perfect for a picnic. The zoo itself is lovely and very affordable. There is also a coffee…
Barbara
It has a great Restaurant called Blue Zoo with great activities for young children Beautiful gardens to walk…
4. Mitchell Park Zoo
4. Mitchell Park Zoo
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19 local reviews
Mitchell Park Zoo, Durban
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
031 303 2275
Lilian
Lilian
We love the nature at Mitchell Park where there is also a small zoo and a lovely restaurant in a beautiful garden setting and is 2 minutes…
Delwin
Delwin
Beautiful gardens perfect for a picnic. The zoo itself is lovely and very affordable. There is also a coffee shop for a good coffee and…
Barbara
Barbara
It has a great Restaurant called Blue Zoo with great activities for young children Beautiful gardens to walk around and a small Zoo to enjoy
5. Botanic Gardens Road
5. Botanic Gardens Road
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9 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Rd, Musgrave
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Shaun
Take a walk through fantastic indigenous planting with a tea garden run by trusty volunteers at one side and a…
Manus
Established Botanical Gardens with Plants and trees - some more than a 100 years old. Lovely big space for a…
Barbara
It is the oldest Botanical Gardens in South Africa
5. Botanic Gardens Road
5. Botanic Gardens Road
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9 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Rd, Musgrave
Shaun
Shaun
Take a walk through fantastic indigenous planting with a tea garden run by trusty volunteers at one side and a coffee cart at the other to…
Manus
Manus
Established Botanical Gardens with Plants and trees - some more than a 100 years old. Lovely big space for a walk or picnic
Barbara
Barbara
It is the oldest Botanical Gardens in South Africa
6. Durban Botanical Gardens Cafe
6. Durban Botanical Gardens Cafe
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4 local reviews
John Zikhali Rd, Musgrave
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
031 309 9240
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Delwin
Oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa! Established in 1849 for the trial of agricultural crops. You can…
Gavin
Orchilds, palms, birds & reptiles in Africa's oldest botanic garden, plus a lake and arboretum. Great spot…
Stephanie
Stunning gardens and Orchid house
6. Durban Botanical Gardens Cafe
6. Durban Botanical Gardens Cafe
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4 local reviews
John Zikhali Rd, Musgrave
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
031 309 9240
Delwin
Delwin
Oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa! Established in 1849 for the trial of agricultural crops. You can stroll amonst the plants and…
Gavin
Gavin
Orchilds, palms, birds & reptiles in Africa's oldest botanic garden, plus a lake and arboretum. Great spot for a family picnic.
Stephanie
Stephanie
Stunning gardens and Orchid house
7. Hops Riverside
7. Hops Riverside
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6 local reviews
10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
031 573 1657
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Denis
Catering for most sporting events on the Big Screen. Also a wide range of events ranging from local bands to…
7. Hops Riverside
7. Hops Riverside
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6 local reviews
10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
031 573 1657
Denis
Denis
Catering for most sporting events on the Big Screen. Also a wide range of events ranging from local bands to comedians and dancing. A nice…
8. The Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts
8. The Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts
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30 local reviews
166 Bulwer Rd, Bulwer
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 31 277 1705
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Shirley
Perfect little spot for an incredible cup of coffee, and some delicious seasonal food while sitting under the…
Anton
Garden coffee shop attached to an Art Gallery
8. The Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts
8. The Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts
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30 local reviews
166 Bulwer Rd, Bulwer
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 31 277 1705
Shirley
Shirley
Perfect little spot for an incredible cup of coffee, and some delicious seasonal food while sitting under the trees in the garden, or…
Anton
Anton
Garden coffee shop attached to an Art Gallery
9. Botanical Gardens Floradene
9. Botanical Gardens Floradene
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6 local reviews
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Savo And Maria
Lovely gardens with a collection of plants from all over the world. Don't miss the cycads and the orchid…
Steve & Jess
Oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa
9. Botanical Gardens Floradene
9. Botanical Gardens Floradene
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6 local reviews
Savo And Maria
Savo And Maria
Lovely gardens with a collection of plants from all over the world. Don't miss the cycads and the orchid collection. You often see pelicans…
Steve & Jess
Steve & Jess
Oldest Botanical Gardens in Africa
10. Bellevue Cafe
10. Bellevue Cafe
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11 local reviews
5 Bellevue Road, Kloof
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
031 717 2780
Establishment
Gwynne
Enjoy amazing baked goods and other delights with your coffee in a stunning modern semi-industrial garden.
10. Bellevue Cafe
10. Bellevue Cafe
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11 local reviews
5 Bellevue Road, Kloof
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
031 717 2780
Gwynne
Gwynne
Enjoy amazing baked goods and other delights with your coffee in a stunning modern semi-industrial garden.
11. Market Restaurant
11. Market Restaurant
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21 local reviews
40 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, Morningside
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+27 31 309 8581
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Hannah
Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial…
Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial…
11. Market Restaurant
11. Market Restaurant
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21 local reviews
40 Gladys Mazibuko Rd, Morningside
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+27 31 309 8581
Hannah
Hannah
Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial building at the foot of…
Mondli
Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial building at the foot of…
12. Botanic Gardens Rd
12. Botanic Gardens Rd
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6 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Rd, Berea
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Samantha
A good garden display. Occasional live music as well. "Music at the lake."
Pam
It is an old established botanical gardens. Stunning.
12. Botanic Gardens Rd
12. Botanic Gardens Rd
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6 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Rd, Berea
Samantha
Samantha
A good garden display. Occasional live music as well. "Music at the lake."
Pam
Pam
It is an old established botanical gardens. Stunning.