Harold Porter National Park

Broadwith Road
Betty's Bay

Harold Porter National Park

Public Forest/Natural AreaNative Forests/PlantsEco-Tour/Nature WalkBird and Wildlife WatchingScenic Vista

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Situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest, the garden encompasses mountain slopes with their 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 their specialised salt-adapted plants. The garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools. See the seasonal highlights of this special garden. Read more about the Garden's history.

The main fynbos families (proteas, ericas and restios) are present as well as other important families such as irises, daisies and orchids. The garden boasts Disa uniflora in its natural habitat (flowering from mid-December to end of January) as well as the national flower, the king protea (Protea cynaroides). Take a virtual tour of the garden.

There are approximately 88 species of birds, including the Orange-Breasted Sunbird and the rare Protea Canary, found only in the fynbos, present in the garden. Other wildlife, including mongoose, porcupines and genets are common but shy. There are also indigenous plants on sale.

The Leopard's Kloof Restaurant is open during Garden hours and serves delicious teas, cakes and coffees and meals, as well as a souvenir shop with a lovely array of gifts and books on plants and natural history. Parking is available for 90 cars and buses.

The garden has several kilometres of nature trails which provide scenic views of mountains and coastline.

028 272 9311

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