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.
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
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
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
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
Ask questions - Our staff are here to help
Respect our staff