Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is one of nine gardens managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute and lies at the foot of the Hex River Mountain Range near Worcester, 120km from Cape Town. Over 400 naturally occurring plant species that includes the Namaqualand flora which is famous for its spring flowers as well as some rare and endangered species. There are looping sand trails that link with the developed gardens, it includes Vygies with a natural veld reserve, which features low Karoo-type bushes and succulents. Focussing on plants from arid and semi-arid regions of southern Africa, the Garden conserves and cultivates a large and well-known succulent collection. There are 400 plant species that occur naturally in the Garden and another 2,500 species are maintained in greenhouses.
- Peak flower season is 1 August - 31 October.