Universiteit Stellenbosch University
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Visitor Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, located in the historical center of Stellenbosch, is the oldest university botanical garden in South Africa. This compact Garden houses an enormous diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and exotic. The Katjiepiering Restaurant offers a perfect place to rest and enjoy the Garden while the Shop offers a wide range of local and regional products. Also visit our Plant Sales area where you can find some of the beautiful plants cultivated in the Garden for sale.

​Opening hours

09:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Sunday) during winter hours 20 June - end August.

We are open all public holidays except New Year's Day and Easter Friday.​


  • R15 Admission, R10 for Seniors​

  • Annual entry cards available at discounted rates

  • Free entry to SU students and staff

  • Larger groups are welcome with prior-arrangement. 

  • ​Children only under supervision

  • No photo shoots without prior-arrangement, professional shoots are subject to a fee.


The Botanical Garden does not have a dedicated visitor parking area. Street parking is also available surrounding the Garden. 

There is a disabled parking bay directly opposite the Neethling Street entrance.

On weekends the municipal parking area immediately adjacent to the garden off Van Riebeeck Street is available to the public

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​Please DO NOT​​

  • ​Pick any plants, touch any plants in pots or move plant labels

  • Smoke, vape or consume alcohol in the garden

  • Catch or touch any wildlife in the garden

  • Play music​

  • Cycle, skate, play ball games or frisbee

  • Walk in the flower beds

  • Bring balloons or similar items into the garden

  • ​Set up any chairs, tables or gazebos anywhere in the garden

​Please DO

  • ​Take time to look, listen and smell the nature around you

  • Enjoy a picnic on the designated Picnic Lawn (see map above)

  • Take photos of our beautiful garden but please note - No commercial or group photography without a permit

  • Read the signs - They are there for a reason

  • Put your litter in a rubbish bin

  • Supervise children

  • Ask questions - Our staff are here to help

  • Respect our staff