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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

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Address: Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay, South Africa
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Neat green oasis

We stopped at the Botanical garden on our way from Kleinmond to Pringle bay. The entrance price is affordable and the gardens are beautiful. There is a comfortable walk thoughout... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was my 3rd visit to the Botanical Gardens. My previous visits was prior to the fire and on those occasions we walked op to the waterfalls. On the 3rd visit we could not really walk far and did not really stay long. We had an enjoyable lunch and also visited the nursery.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Botanical garden on our way from Kleinmond to Pringle bay. The entrance price is affordable and the gardens are beautiful. There is a comfortable walk thoughout the gardens and it is suitable for prams and wheelchairs as it is paved. We stopped for tea at the Red Disa and then saw that there was a waterfall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there is plenty to see that's wheelchair friendly there is quite a lot for the active walker. The garden area is very well maintained and clearly set out with quite a lot of information. I spent about an hour wandering around this area. Afterwards I had a lovely time doing the longer hiking trails. You need to be reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and great walks available. Beautiful birds and incredible flowers. A must do.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic experience. While the cultivated garden is very nice, the natural fynbos as part of the garden is superb.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last year and found the gardens in even better condition this year. Lovely plants well arranged and signposted with lots of birds on the flowers. There is also a very good tea room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Uncrowded and beautiful with a short hike to a waterfall along a canyon trail. Birds and local endemic trees and flowers with good interpretative signs about indigenous peoples. Baboons present, so picnic with caution.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We added this on to our trip to the Penguins what a delightful experience we took the circular flat route then made a detour to the waterfall well worth the visit. The Gardens are in excellent condition considering the drought. We took lots of photographs and my husband managed to get one of a sun bird.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Extensive gardens which make for a delightful walk, The fynbos section was beautiful and the sign posts were very informative. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A splendid walk through well kept and managed gardens into the fynbos surroundings and up to the hills beyond.

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