The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is situated in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve where the coastal fynbos is at its richest.
It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants.
The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools. Visitors can bring in their own picnics while enjoying the views of the mountains, among the irises, daisies and orchids. The Garden also has red disa flowers in its natural habitat, and the king protea.
This secluded Garden consists of 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and over 190 hectares of pristine natural fynbos, with several kilometres of nature trails providing scenic views of forests, mountains and coastline.
Venue: Cnr Clarence Drive & Broadwith Rd, Betty’s Bay, Western Cape
Time: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm | Weekends and Public Holidays 8am to 5pm
Cost: Adults R30 | South African Students and pensioners R20 | Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years) R12 | Children under 6 years: Free