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Cape Whale Coast


Harold Porter

This lovely garden is situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest. It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants. The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools.

The main fynbos families (proteas, ericas and restios) are present as well as other important families such as irises, daisies and orchids. The Garden boasts red disa (Disa uniflora) in its natural habitat as well as South Africa’s national flower, the king protea (Protea cynaroides).

A visit at any time of the year will prove a delight. We look forward to welcoming you to this little piece of paradise. The garden is open 365 days a year.

This beautiful, secluded garden is set between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It consists of 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos. The Garden Estate is the natural part of the garden with several kilometers of nature trails providing scenic views of forests, mountains and coastline.

Operational Hours
Mon-Fri: 08h00-16h30
Weekends & Public Holidays

Entrance fees
Adults: R20
Seniors (over 60): R12
Seniors: Free first Tuesday of month
Students: R12
Learners: R8
Under 6: Free
BOTSOC members: Free

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden – 028 272 9311

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