Durban Botanic Gardens


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Durban Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a welcome green retreat, which, at nearly 150 years old, is the continent's oldest botanic garden. Apart from its impressive collection of cycads and orchids, the garden is known for hosting various cultural events and concerts, being perfect picnic grounds and having a relaxing on-site tea garden.

Do & See

Durban's offerings extend far beyond beaches to a plethora of cultural pursuits, from historic homes-turned-museums of colonial sugar barons (think the Campbell Collections) to hip, grassroots art spaces taken over by young local talents (such as the BAT centre). Durban is home to an impressive marine theme park called uShaka, and frequently plays hosts to major cultural events, such as performances by its very own KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Playhouse Company, as well as international events such as the Mamas (MTV Africa Music Awards).