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Cape floral region

Western cape fynbos flowers

Although the Province is covered with wild flowers a visit to one of the botanical gardens is an easy way to photograph the most species as well as insect and birdlife

Botanical gardens

Harold Porter botanical gardens

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.

Botanical gardens

Kirstenbosch botanical gardens

Kirstenbosch botanical gardens; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

Botanical gardens

Karoo botanical gardens Worcester

Karoo botanical gardens; The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a truly unique garden. It cultivates and displays a wide variety of arid and semi-arid plants. The 154 hectare Garden lies at the foot of the Hex River Mountain range, 120 km north of Cape Town.

Botanical gardens

Caledon botanical gardens.

Caledon botanical gardens in Caledon; Jewel of the Overberg! This beautiful garden and reserve is being carefully restored to its former glory but has a rustic, raw magic you have to experience for yourself to understand.