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Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Located about 100 km from Cape Town on the beautiful coastal road R44 between Gordon's Bay and Betty's Bay, where mountains and sea meet and where the lush Fynbos grows, you will find the Harold Porter Botanical Garden. A garden on the mountain slopes with deep gorges, streams and lakes that feed the Proteas here, the Cape reeds and Erica's and also your soul.

This tranquil garden contains four main vegetation types of the Overberg and information panels tell the stories of the plant and animal life. Forests, wetlands, coastal dunes and Fynbos plants are beautifully presented and it is also wheelchair accessible. You can explore the garden on your own or use a guide that will gradually highlight the many plants and animals. Here lives 60 species of birds such as the Cape Sugarbird and the Orange breasted Sunbird. Leopards are rarely spotted, but mongoose, otters and dassies like baboons are frequent visitors at this restaurant.

If you follow the nature trails to get to the popular Disa Kloof which is named after a unique Cape orchid. Whether you take the path to the Leopard's Kloof, both paths lead to spectacular waterfalls and enchanting forests.

The Khoi-San indigenous garden features a selection of locally known medicinal plants. A garden that emphasizes those plants plays an important role in the culture and tradition of the South African population. This garden also has an educational function for schools in the vicinity.

From November 2013 the Leopard's Kloof restaurant will be open again.

Opening hours Monday-Friday from 08:00 - 16:30
Weekends and public holidays from 08:00 - 17:00

Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Clarence Drive,
Betty's Bay, Western Cape,
South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)28-272 9311