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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  • Beautiful botanical gardens with wonderful walks. However the restaurant is the opposite. Served a beer in a cracked glass that was two thirds full. Many of the wines were out of stock! When I complai...  more »
  • Harold Porter is an amazing fynbos botanical garden boasting easy walks up the gorge Disa and Luipard's Kloofs not offered at many gardens. It's display of fynbos is unrivalled and wortha visit. It ha...  more »
  • The botanical garden is a real gem! Well maintained with fantastic hiking. We did the Disa Kloof trail with the kids and we all enjoyed it. Very easy hike. I highly recommend it.  more »
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  • 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.
  • The gardens are very well labelled with interesting facts about the plants etc. The staff aren't particularly friendly or helpful. The walks around the gardens are beautiful and have stunning views. The nursery was under construction construction, so was very small and average. Hopefully they construct something to match the beautiful species of plants.
  • What a beautiful place to spend the day at. Besides the slightly sluggish service the the restaurant it was an extremely pleasent experience for us. The grounds are very well looked after. If you need some time to recover from the busy cape town life.. This is the place to go ! Be sure to take your camera along and rather wear hiking boots than flip flops to make the most of your stay.
  • Price was good, garden is well labeled for directions. Everything was so neatly arranged even the wild trees or bushes. The waterfall was my the biggest attraction. We so enjoyed the pure serenity of the entire gardens.
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