A circular route near the entrance, called the Ecosystems Walk, gives visitors a quick overview of the four ecosystems to be found locally. These are fynbos, wetland, dunes and forest.
It is an ideal walk if you do not have much time to spend in the Garden, or if you only want to walk a short distance. From its starting point, at the entrance, to its return there, it is only 500 m long. Many interesting plants can be seen along the way and each ecosystem has a set of storyboards in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa containing pertinent information.
This is an ideal route for physically challenged visitors as it is fully wheelchair-friendly. Families with children in pushchairs will also find it easy to negotiate.