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Karoo Desert Garden

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Address: Roux Rd, Worcester, South Africa
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A unique treat in the desert!

We visited the Karoo Botanical Gardens and we absolutely loved it! It offers a new perspective on a truly gorgeous terrain. The garden was clean and an amazing experience.There... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stacey R
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Karoo Botanical Gardens and we absolutely loved it! It offers a new perspective on a truly gorgeous terrain. The garden was clean and an amazing experience.There are lovely walking trails in the area and a wonderful picnic spot

Thank Stacey R
Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great visit to this desert garden which shows in different areas a huge diverse variety of plants. Hiking trails for the walkers as well as a small sales area of very good priced plants.

Thank Capetownbrits
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6 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing and unique fona and flora situated in the picturesque boland / cape winelands. Lovely trails and floral displays worth discovering.

Thank Francois v
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Jewel of Worcester, Western Cape; Succulent master piece! I have visited this attraction every year and it never fails to mesmerize me. Nature is so spectacular.The position of this Garden is settle between the mountains and consists of mostly Karoo succulents; this part of the Cape is extremely hot between September and February each year so the best viewing... More 

Thank T J W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We never knew this existed. Breakfast was a buffet type, fruit, yogurt, cereal. Choice of eggs, bacon, sliced tomatoes, boervorst, toast and jam. Plates were not hot and the food dishes were not kept warm, so it was a little expensive per person, but the service and view made it worthwhile as well as bottomless good filter coffee.Will definitely go... More 

Thank 1Narrowboat
Cumbria, England
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The desert garden is well looked after and set out on a hillside. It is very peaceful and good to wander around on a dry day. There are trails that can be followed which give you good views of the gardens and surrounding area. There is a small nursery area. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant has been shut... More 

Thank Vee16
Noordhoek, South Africa
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192 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Botanic Gardens were larger than expected with many species of plants I have never seen before including a nursery where you are able to purchase items. The place was so dry yet these plants survive! I would definetaly visit again.

Thank Mikebarn
Santa Barbara, California
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We loved this garden. It is not a typical botanic garden, but beautifully designed with lots of walks through the native plants. It was springtime, and there were lots of flowers. Our only disappointment was that many plants are not labelled, but we met the curator and they are working on it. I wish we had time to take the... More 

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Washington DC
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I don't know whether it was because we had already spent time in the desert prior to coming to the garden but it was very disappointing. The best feature was the beautiful, brightly colored vyggies blooming in early October. It was a Sunday but the park was almost deserted. It wasn't very big, the majority is within the circular drive.

1 Thank DCTraveler058
Alexandria, VA
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70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Took the 1.5 hour drive through dazzling scenery from Cape Town to Worcester to visit these gardens. The turn off was not well marked going from Cape Town but, after missing it and turning around, found it easily approaching the other way. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed because new management was taking over. We had the place to ourselves! Wandered... More 

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