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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay, South Africa
+27 28 272 9311
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Clarence Drive, Betty's Bay, South Africa
+27 28 272 9311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Often we drove past with no idea what’s on the inside. Probably one of the most beautiful places in the Western Cape. Sculptured gardens displaying some of the variety the Western Cape has to offer, with plenty of bird life and a beautifull stream snd...More

Thank Mich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly amazing experience in October of 2017. The staff were very friendly and went the extra mile in advising, helping and accommodating us, and all this with absolute genuineness and willingness. The gardens and surrounds were very well kept and attended to, and was...More

Thank Johannes R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A gem in small unknown Betty's Bay, a well kept botanical garden with lots of indigenous species of plants, especially proteas. Various short walks. Lovely restaurant with good food, coffee and craft beer.

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The drought was playing havoc with the spring flowering but the birds were happy while the wind was not blowing! There are some interesting walks for the able bodied but some easy strolls for those less able. Nicely planted with beautiful indigenous plants which attract...More

Thank marielister
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely formal gardens with a great diversity of plants . Longer wilderness trails open to all and some very long trails which you have to have a key to access . Plenty of baboons around. Nice waterfall easily accessible Cafe and clean toilets

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Beautiful garden with amazing surroundings. Walk, hike or have a picnic enjoying the views, flowers and birds. Child friendly.

Thank Dreams_accommodation
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We did not have much time to spend at the gardens, but the time we did was well worth it. The different plants, the river and waterfall ensured a great visit. I would like to see the garden when all the different species of indigenous...More

Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A compact but extremely well laid out gardens. Wild baboons roaming freely too. Nice place for a cup of coffee.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It was a perfect was to spend a sunny winter's day in Betty's Bay. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and bird life. The park is so well maintained and made hiking in the mountains that much more enjoyable. You don't have to do hiking, there...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We just had to visit these gardens as it is claimed to be one of the most diverse botanical gardens in the world, with a massive record of over 1,600 plant species represented here. Near the entrance, on the flatter section, are the cultivated gardens,...More

Thank Jilldutoit
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3 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.