The natural beauty of South Africa knows no bounds, but have you ever considered exploring its botanical gardens? This African country is home to quite a few truly breathtaking botanical gardens you can’t find anywhere else in the world, and these three definitely deserve a spot on your travel itinerary.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Often hailed as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Africa, Kirstenbosch is safely tucked away at the eastern foot of Table Mountain near Cape Town. In addition to offering walking trails and amazing mountain views to its visitors, this botanical garden is best known for cultivating rare and indigenous plants.
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Before becoming a botanical garden in 1982, Walter Sisulu used to be a popular recreational spot with locals and tourists. Its charm is impossible to resist since it offers everything from picnic areas and walking trails to indigenous plants and wildlife.
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Located east of Cape Town, Harold Porter has something in store for all sorts of nature lovers. It’s popular with hikers thanks to its many trails, but it’s also a perfect spot for wildlife viewing and birdwatching since it’s home to approximately 60 species of birds.