- Adult: R35
- Student: R15
- Pensioner: R25
- Child: R10
Increase in April 2021
- Telephone +27 (0)23 342 1298
- Email: Karoo-Desert-NBG@sanbi.org.za
- 365 days a year
- Mon-Fri; 07h00-13h00 &14h00-16h30
- Monday – Friday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:00
- Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 15:30 (Only peak season)
Home to South Africa’s succulent plant diversity
The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a truly unique garden. It cultivates and displays a wide variety of arid and semi-arid plants. The 154 hectare Garden lies at the foot of the Hex River Mountain range, 120 km north of Cape Town. Only 11 hectares are cultivated and the remaining 143 hectares are comprised of natural vegetation. The Shale trail, Grysbokkie trail and the Heuweltjie trail are the three hiking trails we have in the garden. The most popular time to visit the Garden is during spring, when the annuals and vygies (mesembs) are in flower. The best time to see the spring flowers is from late July till late September.
The Garden is also home to a large succulent collection. Please contact the office to pre-arrange a guided tour if you wish to see this collection.
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- Roux Rd, Panorama, (off National Rd), Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 152, Worcester, 6849
- 19°27’01.7″E 33°37’00.2″S
- Long 19.44976 Lat -33.61217