Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay

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Flourishing between rolling mountains and the coastline, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens provide a home for thousands of species of plants. Encompassing thick forest, marshlands, and undulating beaches, the verdant landscape is considered one of the most biologically diverse on the continent. As you explore the gardens' meandering nature trails, keep an eye out for South Africa's national flower, the king protea. Start your trip to Betty's Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Along the way from Gordon's Bay to Hermanus wandered through these beautiful gardens. We were there in October so there was a lot in bloom. Especially the Protea (Sugarbossie) did her best. The park is very spacious, you have the space as a visitor. There were also people who went here specially to have a picnic. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed during our visit, one is looking for a new operator: Who wants?
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  • What a wonderful place this is. Having planned my trip to South Africa many months previously, I was dismayed to hear of the awful fire of January this year (started by some idiot setting off a marine...  more »
  • One of my favorite places. Paradise. Quiet, clean, peaceful. Check the weather before going to avoid windy days. Keep your food stored and hidden, the baboon tempt to wander around, but are harmless animals. The nap? Under a tree. Nobody will bother you.
  • Definitely one of our favourite National Botanical Gardens so far! We loved every bit of it. The walking trails are breathtakingly beautiful! You can purchase a map at reception at an additional cost. Gardens are well kept. Well worth a visit.
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