Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay

4.6
#7 of 29 in Parks in Overberg District
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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  • We dropped in on our way back to Somerset West from Kleinmond, the gardens were well kept and there were some longer walks for a little more moderate exercise. We didn't have time to use the restauran...  more »
  • The gardens are set on the edge of the mountainous area and have been sympathetically set into the landscape. It never seems to be busy so although it is linked to Kirstenbosch the gardens are conside...  more »
  • I visited the botanical gardens a few times. The flowers are beautiful and the scenery even more. Peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with a nice restaurant to enjoy some food. There is a nursery to buy i...  more »
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  • This is one of South Africa's hidden gems! It is a stunning garden that is maintained and run by a thorough and hard working team. The walk up to the waterfall is well worth it, as well as, if you have time the longer hikes into the mountain are great too! It is reasonably priced to get in and has a few lawns to enjoy a picnic or tea. During the school Christmas holidays there are also concerts here and these are always great too! Sadly the restaurant that is in the garden leaves a lot to be desired, it is recommended that you rather bring your own lunch and tea in stead of planning to eat there.
  • The gardens are absolutely beautiful. Did the Disa Kloof trail with my family and it was perfect for everyone. Not too long and not too short. My sister could push my niece in her stroller all along the path so it's very accessible. The coffee shop had good service and their scones are delicious. It's definitely worth a visit. Whether you want to hike, relax in nature, picnic or get some light exercise - there's something for everyone.
  • Lovely place to relax. The Leopard Kloof trail starts from here... it is the most stunning easy hike to a series of waterfalls, the biggest being at the end. There are a set number of keys per day, so booking is essential. There are also a few other hikes on offer from the gardens.
  • Great scenic walks, beautiful ponds and flora, such a nice break from day Cape Town. Nice to see the fauna as well, lots of baboons and small water animals. Nice restaurant with good food and friendly straff. A great place to take your kids or end off a hiking adventure with a hearty meal.
  • Beautiful garden with a natural waterfall. Restaurant on site, picnics are allowed. Was greeted by the most friendliest baboons. Worth the visit, best to make a day out of it!
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