Old Nectar Gardens, Stellenbosch - Enjoy the Tranquility of our Serene Gardens
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Enjoy the Tranquility

Old Nectar's 4 hectare gardens are normally open for garden visitors every day except for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission at R50 per adult no cost to under 18's, payment by cash or EFT. Bookings required for groups greater than five persons. Please contact us for further info.

Home to the van der Spuy family since 1941, the iconic Old Nectar Gardens combine Cape Dutch 18th and 19th-century atmosphere with 21st-century comfort, providing you with access to a beautiful, peaceful space where you can come and relax in the tranquility of a serene garden environment.

Noteworthy to all visitors is the variety of trees in the Old Nectar gardens; other than the oak trees, every tree in these gardens was planted by Una van der Spuy over a period of more than 70 years; they include Redwood, Elm, Copper Beech, Chorisia, Lombardy poplar, Liquidambar, Magnolia, Cape chestnut, Maple, Flowering peach, Flowering plum, Camellia and Prunus trees.

The 120-metre driveway to Old Nectar lies below a hillside of oak trees and overlooks an ornamental dam with views of trees and the sandstone cliffs of the 1500-metre Jonkershoek Mountains. Visitors are requested to park cars at the entrance to Old Nectar and walk up the drive to experience the beautiful environment surrounding Old Nectar.

Lovely English style garden in a beautiful setting on the slopes of a hill outside Stellenbosch. The traditional and well preserved cape dutch house frames in the garden nicely and is also worth an inside look. Can really recommend a visit to this place!

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LOCATION

Directions

From the R44 through Stellenbosch follow Merriman Avenue and at the traffic circle follow the directions to the Jonkershoek Valley. Old Nectar is 5.5km from the traffic circle, 300 meters past the Post Card café sign on the Jonkershoek road. GPS 33.57S 18 55 E.

Visitor parking is available to the immediate left on entering the Old Nectar property. Visitors should walk up the driveway to the check-in and pay station in the cellar where garden maps and tree lists are available.