Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a truly unique garden

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.

Truly a unique garden

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. Only 11 hectares are cultivated and the remaining 143 hectares are comprised of natural vegetation. The Shale trail, Grysbokkie trail and the Heuweltjie trail are the three hiking trails we have in the garden. The most popular time to visit the Garden is during spring, when the annuals and vygies (mesembs) are in flower. The best time to see the spring flowers is from late July till late September.

The Garden is also home to a large succulent collection. Please contact the office to pre-arrange a guided tour if you wish to see this collection.

Nursery hours

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 15:30 (Only peak season)

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