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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Botanical garden is one of my favorites. It has 2 waterfalls hundreds of plants species and lots of paths that are just waiting to be walked. It forms part of a mountain range and what a view from the top. Definitely part of my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FranscoisO
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Although the area is allegedly a unique biosphere, it is interesting that these gardens were funded by the ramshackle developments on the adjacent coastline. It’s a pleasant walk with several trails to shaded glades and waterfalls but apart from the natural vegetation holds little floral...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank postscript65
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We revisited the gardens after at least a 10 year break, and what a difference we found! The whole area has been redesigned, from new footbridges over the streams, rebuilding of the pathways, and installation of many attractive and informative signboards discussing the flora, fauna...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank millnerl
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stopped here while travelling from Simon's Town to Hermanus and what a great stop! It was Tuesday 4th Sept and a big surprise that we didn't have to pay to get in. The first Tuesday of the month is free for seniors so more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Always a delightful, safe place to visit. I love to walk the two km to the waterfall and back. Good exercise with lots to see on the way. Currently they doing a lot of upgrading, but I did not find it disturbing. A nice place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

On Friday, 24 August, we visited Harold Porter botanical gardens. We paid R80 for our Family of 5. The gardens were spactacullar and our walk very pleasant. We had a lovely view of the mountain and waterfalls with the sea in the background. We all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lizakriel1
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It's been nine years since our last visit and despite the work, it remains a lovely garden to walk around. Friendly staff, enjoyed a late lunch at the Red Disable and a nice stroll around the garden with good views of Cape Sugarbird. Would recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Keren W
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Loads of plants, lovely ponds (now that we have water restrictions any water is a highlight for us), waterfalls, well demarcated paths, trails to suit every hiker - flat ones, steep ones and in between ones. I would recommend to do the Disa hike first...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Crazyredpepper
Reviewed 19 July 2018

You must take time when you visit this botanical garden. The Fynbos are so beautiful. Take your camera with and take lots of photos.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 444Erica2014
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The gardens are always looked after. The staff are friendly and always very helpful. This is the best place to just relax and find yourself

Date of experience: April 2018
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2 August 2015|
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Response from Gino P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Seeboo, there is sufficient water taps in the garden plus you can buy bottled water at the restaurant. As the others say why risk illness? Enjoy your visit.