Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Covering 393 acres (159 hectares) on the banks of the Crocodile River at Nelspruit, the Lowveld Botanic Gardens has the largest collection of cycads in the world and the biggest assortment of indigenous trees in South Africa, totalling 650 of the 1,000 known species. The gardens have 600 plant and 245 bird species occurring naturally on its turf, but about 2,000 more plant species have been added to this collection making this haven a feast for botanists. A two-hour trail meanders along the Crocodile River banks and passes three waterfalls.
Address: Off White River Road
Telephone: 013 752 5531
Opening times: Daily 8am to 6pm (September to March), and until 5pm from April to August
Admission: R20 (adults), R10 (children)