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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We dropped in on our way back to Somerset West from Kleinmond, the gardens were well kept and there were some longer walks for a little more moderate exercise. We didn't have time to use the restaurant but the location was excellent.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The gardens are set on the edge of the mountainous area and have been sympathetically set into the landscape. It never seems to be busy so although it is linked to Kirstenbosch the gardens are considerably more peaceful. Are you feeling energetic? Walk up into the mountains on one of the well marked trails and finish up with lunch at the excellent cafe.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visited the botanical gardens a few times. The flowers are beautiful and the scenery even more. Peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with a nice restaurant to enjoy some food. There is a nursery to buy indigenous plants

Thank Tjaart H
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our host at Stay at Friends recommended this special garden which specialises in the gorgeous native fynbos plants which are so native to the Western Cape. Helene suggested it was a good place to walk of hike with a number of mountain paths of different challenges.
The gardens are well laid outwith different habitats and with excellent paths and signs. It is suitable for all types of walking and is pushchair and wheelchair friendly. We chose to walk to the Disa Kloof Waterfal, whilst the paths onto the hills are clearly a little more challenging but offer a good opportunity for more serious walkers.
It is a well kept facility and has plenty of seats and shade when you want to sit down for awhile. The cafe offers a shady spot for a drink or a light lunchand the food was excellent and served with a smile. A great way to spend a morning, or longer if you're more adventurous.

Thank BARRY S
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Visited the gardens early in the morning. The gardens are very well maintained and provide walks up into the hills and alongside the creek and dams in native forest

Thank Bruce W
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