Durbanville Rose Garden was established in 1979. It is therefore a true icon in the Northern Suburbs. It is located at 33 Drakenstein Road, Durbanville Hills and well worth the visit. I have always driven past there many times, but this year was the first time I decided to check it out for myself. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty that surrounded me!

One benefit of visiting the gardens is that the entrance is free, so if you are on a tight budget and you want to chill somewhere in a relaxed atmosphere then I can suggest Durbanville Rose Garden. Pack something to eat and bask in the sun for a while. I know that we are currently going into winter, but we still do get lovely sunny days now and then. What better way than to enjoy it outdoors where there is plenty of space to social distance. There is also a playpark where children can enjoy outdoor play.

When we visited the gardens there were not many people around. I am not sure if it was due to the fact that it was a bit late in the afternoon, but I would suggest to avoid visiting the garden when you are alone. Take a bunch of friends along. The more, the merrier after all.

The rose garden is very popular for wedding-, engagement- and matric farewell photography, amongst other things as it makes for the most beautiful backdrop. I have often seen many cars parked in front of the entrance and young men and women getting out of their vehicles as they take their matric farewell pictures there.

Other features include a footpath and trails to explore, a restaurant and a specialist garden. They also have disability access and public toilets.

Their opening times are Mondays to Fridays (08h00 – 14h00) and Saturdays and Sundays (08h00 – 18h00).


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