Harold Porter

The internationally known Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens came into being when Harold Porter bequeathed his “Shangri-la” estate in 1958 to the National Botanical Garden (known today as the South African National Biodiversity Institute). Stroll through 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos gardens with smooth lawns next to beds of colourful indigenous flowers or follow a…


Walkerbay Nature Reserve

Walker Bay Nature Reserve lies on the south-western Cape coast, just east of Hermanus. The reserve consists of five coastal areas, lying between Hermanus and Die Dam near Struisbaai. The main section, known as Walker Bay, stretches from the Klein River estuary to De Kelders at Gansbaai. This section covers about 1 000 ha with…


salmonsdam Nature Reserve

Salmonsdam Nature Reserve lies 20 km east of Stanford, at the foot of the Perdeberg mountains. Stanford is a small village 17 km east of Hermanus on the south-western Cape coast. Salmonsdam”s mountainous landscape is renown for its bird life, mountain fynbos and beautiful waterfalls, and attracts bird-watchers, hikers and other nature enthusiasts. According to…


Kogelberg Biosphere

Kogelberg Nature Reserve is often considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, because of the exceptional quality of its fynbos. The reserve lies within the southern stretch of the rugged Hottentots Holland mountain range, and has remained isolated and remarkably unspoilt. Its high mountain peaks, steep kloofs, valleys and several tributaries of the pristine…


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