Durban Botanical Garden is spread across 15 hectares and definitely worth your time! Built in 1849, it is the oldest botanical gardens and one of the most visited tourist attractions in South Africa. With tons of ferns, orchids and other rare species, the garden has many unique specimens of flora suited for its sub-tropical climate. The collection of flora here will mesmerise you. The Orchid House is one of the main attractions for international tourists and is a must visit spot on your trip to the Botanic Gardens. The calmness and serenity of the place will rejuvenate your spirit.
Located in the Berea district, the gardens are less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Durban. A regular shuttle bus connects the gardens with the city center. For those arriving by car, use the large free parking lot outside the gardens’ main entrance.