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.


Wearing a mask properly over nose and mouth is compulsory throughout the garden, except while eating in the restaurant area. Guests will be screened on entry, and all entry and exit areas are provided with hands-free sanitiser stations.

Opening hours:

09:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Sunday) until further notice to accommodate the current Covid-19 regulations. 

The Garden is open public holidays except New Year's Day.

Admission and rules:

  • 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 are subject to a fee. 
  • No picking of plants
  • No dogs except for guide dogs

The Botanical Garden does not have a dedicated visitor parking area, a municipal parking area is located adjacent to the Garden in Van Riebeeck Street and street parking is also available surrounding the Garden.

Garden Map:
Follow the link to access the
Botanical Garden map.