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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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+27 28 272 9311
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Beautiful Gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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leyland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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sinajana Guam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Truro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to the SW Cape is complete without visiting these gardens and nature reserve. The gardens are well laid out and superbly signposted and a real botanists paradise. The sharp hills shelter hidden woods and waterfalls which seem to remain cool and green even in the hottest weather. Whether you like to look at gardens or do more arduous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens in Bettys Bay are interesting, amazing and informative and a nice spot to spemd one's weekend with the family. This is our fourth time to visit this place and we are always excited . So much variety of different flowers and colourful birds one can't imagine. We have taken so many photos. The restaurant however is a... More 

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

I visit Harold Porter on fairly often and I have yet to be disappointed with the gardens. The purpose of my visits are to photograph mainly birds. I can however not same the same for the restaurant. MY REVIEW IS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE OVER THE PAST YEAR. Service was slow even though the restaurant was just about empty. Do... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens in the middle of a very hot December day, after birding and successfully finding some Cape Rockjumpers at Rooi Els. We didn't know what to expect and were initially put off by all the cars in the car park, but once inside we were really impressed. The gardens are beautifully laid out, with plenty of shady... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth walking around, perfect for small children, the place is small, beautiful and manageable. A bird watcher's delight.

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Dorset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens are a delight. Such a variety of landscapes in a relatively small area. I understand from my South African host that significant improvements have been carried out of late and the end result is certainly impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Hermanus - about 45 mins - to Harold Porter Gardens, and found it well worth the trip. The gardens are very user friendly. All pathways are paved and suitable for wheelchairs or those with mobility problems. The gardens are immaculately kept.You can walk as much or as little as you wish, and still see lots of flora... More 

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