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30 April 2017 - Kirstenbosch Craft Market
Nestled below Castle Rock and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is arguably the...

SANBI Events

30 April 2017
Nestled below Castle Rock and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is arguably the...
01 May 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...
03 May 2017
All Members of The South African Society of Artists can still take advantage of the Members’ 1 Exhibition which starts on the 3rd...

Latest News

12 April 2017
Consultations with the SKEP community help to shape the future of the programmeRead more
11 April 2017
The Karoo has recently become an important area of development for South Africa, and therefore it is essential that we understand as much as possible of the biodiversity of the Karoo in order to inform decision making on development plans. We need to learn which species are widespread, and which are very rare and in need of protection, so we can determine which habitats in the Karoo are sensitive to proposed future changes in land use and developmentRead more
07 April 2017
The 2017 Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan (WCBSP) datasets are now available for download on the BGIS website.Read more
06 April 2017
To inform the public about the registration and logistics for the 2017 Biodiversity Planning ForumRead more

Plants of the week

Crocosmia paniculata is a robust, deciduous geophyte with sculptural, zig-zag flower spikes and attractive, pleated leaves that make it a strong accent plant for mixed borders and rockeries in temperate gardens.

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A large shrub or small tree from the fynbos, with creamy white or pink flower heads in autumn to winter, that can be used for screening, or as a focal point in fynbos-friendly gardens.

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Animal of the week


The Cape hope squid is regarded as one of the most intelligent species within the class Cephalopoda. Although capable of living in isolation, the Cape hope squid often co-occurs with other fish species in either deep or shallow waters (Rosa et al, 2013).

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A 10th SANBI National Botanical Garden, Kwelera NBG, is currently being developed.

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