Tennis, playgrounds, cocktail bar and even a bird hide
Fynbos gardens, guided tours, hiking trails and waterfalls
Last updated: Friday, 8 December 2023
Harold Porter in Betty’s Bay is a natural oasis along the coast, surrounded by fynbos and wild flowers, streams and mountains. It’s a 2-hour drive from Cape Town and costs under R50 per person. Plus, there’s a hike that takes you up to gorgeous clear caramel-coloured waterfalls. And it’s open 365 days a year.
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Harold Porter consists of 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos. Image: Sheri Haw
The garden has been around for 80+ years. It’s located in Betty’s Bay, along Clarence Drive, one of the most beautiful roads in South Africa. It lies in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region and includes sweeping mountain slopes, deep gorges, and four vegetation types that occur naturally in