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“Brilliant Botanics!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens

Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
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$214.37*
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Private Cape Riviera and Whale Watching Tour from Cape Town
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Brilliant Botanics!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Beautiful gardens in a spectacular setting. Ask for the key so you can visit the waterfall. It is through a locked gate and it is a bit of a climb. The reward for your effort is worth it. A R50 deposit is needed and there is a simple form to complete (make sure you get the full deposit back - we got R20 and queried it).
The restaurant in the gardens is excellent. Staff very friendly and food good. Portion size is large.
Add on a visit to the penguin colony also in Betty's Bay which is wonderful to see.

Visited April 2013
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“SO GLAD WE MADE THE TRIP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

we were so pleased we stopped the gardens were beautiful even in feb staff were helpful and seemed to enjoy what they were doing

Visited February 2013
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Paarl, South Africa
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222 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Hiden Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

For anyone in the Betty's Bay area, this botanical garden is a must to visit. Beautifully maintained. The walk to the waterfall is highly recommended. Birdwatchers must remember their binoculars. The nursery is also a good option for well priced indigenous plants.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“This is an amazing oasis in the middle of ruggedness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The botanical gardens are stunning!! There are apparently some 700 types of plants and 88 types of birds to be seen on this 25 acre piece of land heading up into the mountains in behind.

Be sure to bring a picnic, hiking shoes and a camera. And make sure you walk up to Leopard's Gorge - it is worth the hike.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank GlendonJ
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fynbos extravaganza and lovely hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Lovely peaceful gardens with a gentle hike out the back of the gardens up Leopards Gorge. The hike tracks a stream up the gorge and covered in shade for most of the way. Nice easy hike up and down in an hour if need be.

Visited January 2013
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