Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanical Gardens are situated in Sydenham Road, on the eastern slope of the ridge known as Berea.  They were created during 1848 on land originally occupied by John Cane, an ivory hunter.  The gardens cover 20 hectares and contain local and exotic trees, palms, an herb garden, cycads, a  lake, the Thorpe Orchid Display House and a garden for the senses.

The Gardens are one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the country and originally was  a strategic Boer watering hole during the Anglo-Boer War.