Contact Information

Operational Hours

  • Mon-Sun:07h00-19h00
  • 365 days a year
  • Office Hours
  • Mon-Fri
  • 07h00-13h00 &14h00-16h30

Desert plants are waterwise.

Spring 2016

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 and Grysbokkie trail are the two hiking trails in the natural area.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.

Entrance fees

  • Low Season(1 Nov – 31 May)
  • Adults: R10
  • Students: R7
  • Children under 18 and Pensioners: R5
  • BOTSOC Members: Free
  • Disabled persons: Free
  • High Season (1 June – 31 Oct)
  • Adults: R22
  • Students: R15
  • Children under 18 : R10
  • Pensioners: R12
  • BOTSOC Members: Free
  • Disabled persons: Free


  • View on Google Maps
  • Roux Rd, Panorama,
  • (off National Rd)
  • Worcester, W.Cape
  • South Africa
  • Postal Address:
  • P.O. Box 152, Worcester, 6849
  • GPS Co-ordinates:
  • 19°27’01.7″E 33°37’00.2″S
  • Long 19.44976 Lat -33.61217
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