Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein

4.4
#2 of 21 in Parks in Free State
Explore abundant indigenous vegetation at Free State National Botanical Garden, spanning 70 hectares (173 acres) and featuring six distinct gardens with some 400 species of plants. Roses feature prominently, but the pride of the establishment remain the rare red-hot pokers and wild dagga plants. You can explore wilderness hiking trails to see over 140 bird species, most of which are attracted to the succulent plant garden and the bird garden. Planning Bloemfontein trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Great place to enjoy with the family. Ideal picnic spot. Hiking trail if you into it, great views from the top. Well maintained and definitely recommended  more »
  • We visited the botanical garden on the 01st September 2019, and I must say that I was really impressed with the place as it is well looked after. The grounds are very neat and the entrance fee it's ve...  more »
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  • The gardens look amazing. There are boards available everywhere with additional information on trees and plants. There is also a fabulous trail that goes up alongside the hill, with beautiful views of the area. More than enough space to picnic. It's a shame that the jungle gym has been removed.
  • The gardens are beautiful and the grass is green. I like the coffee that the restuarant makes. The hiking trail is nice, and it feels like you're going on an adventure when you take it. I would really recommend anyone to go there. But, i took my girlfriend to the gardens today, on a picnic, and one of the men working there took pictures of us. It was weird.
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