Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
Take walking shoes or hiking boots, a hat and a bottle of water and get hiking.
Harold Porter National Botanical gardens covers almost 200 hectares between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve to the east of Cape Town, specifically close to Betty's Bay along Clarence Drive.
Wonderful walks among SAs best plants. Sweet restaurant. And a hike with waterfall swims. It also has 5km park runs every Saturday morning at 8. There is an entrance fee (except when doing the park run)
Harold Porter national botanical garden is situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest. Itis great for hikes, picnicking, relaxing and it has opportunities for great photographs. On Saturdays, they host parkruns and concerts during December.
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