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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

Set in the heart of the coastal fynbos, the area richest in flora in the country, the botanical gardens encompass mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants, and it is also renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools. This beautiful, secluded garden lies between mountain and sea, and forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The gardens consists of 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos. The Garden Estate is the natural part of the garden with several kilometres of nature trails providing scenic views of forests, mountains and coastline. Proteas, ericas and restios form the main fynbos families in the gardens as well as other important families such as irises, daisies and orchids. The South African national flower, the King Protea (Protea cynaroides) as well as the Red Disa (Disa uniflora) can both be found in the gardens in their natural habitat.

Although is not renowned like its big sister, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the birding is arguably much better in terms of available endemics. The gardens and surrounding mountain-side are some of the best areas to find Victorin's Warbler, while Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Spurfowl, Cape Bulbul, Cape Siskin are also resident.

The Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens is open all 365 days a year and whichever time of year you choose to visit it would still prove a delight.
The Gardens are open from Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30 and 08:00 to 17:00 on weekends and public holidays.

For more information and current entrance fees please contact:
Tel: +27-28-2729311
Fax: +27-28-2729333
Or email: harold.porter.nbg@sanbi.org.za

Physical Address:
Corner of Clarence Drive and Broadwith Road
Bettys Bay

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 450,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Bucaco Sud Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Betty's Bay

0.9km West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

A stylishly decorated and comfortable Tuscan/Provencal home with spectacular 180 degree front coastal views and towering mountain views from the back garden.

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Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Betty's Bay

1.2km South West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Cactus Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Betty's Bay

4.4km South West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Merlon

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Betty's Bay

4.6km South West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Dreams

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9.5km West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

You won't be dreaming when you wake up a mere 100m - 3 minutes' walk - to the white sand of Pringle Bay's idyllic beach. Dreams accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms and is graded 3 stars.

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Spatalla

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kleinmond

9.9km North East of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fisher Haven

17.8km East of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Lavender Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grabouw

19.0km North of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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The Downstairs Suites

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gordon's Bay

19.2km North West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Bikini Beach Manor

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gordon's Bay

19.6km North West of center of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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