Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay - Zig-Zag Border Trail Hike
The Harold Porter Botanical Garden is a beautiful, secluded garden set between mountain and sea in the heart of the Cape Fynbos Region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.It consists of a 10 ha cultivated Fynbos garden and 190.5 ha of prestine natural Fynbos with several kilometres of nature trails that provides scenic views of forests, mountains and coastline.
Leading up and along a mountain ridge is the 3 km Zig-zag trail that takes you through fantastic Fynbos and views over the garden.
Meet at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
We meet at the entrance to the Harold Botanical Garden at 08:00 am from where we will commence our walkthrough and up the garden.We will wind our way through the lower gardens exploring and enjoying the beauty of this special area.
Eventually, we will start our slow zig-zag up the mountainside and through the indigenous Fynbos.We will continue up the mountain side till we are on the Platberg, which offers spectacular views of the gardens, the sea and town of Betty's Bay.We then start our slow ascend up the Zig-Zag Trail while enjoying the fabulous Fynbos and views.
Continuing on we will eventually arrive at a river stream cascading over the mountain edge and where we will be looking down into the spectacular Leopard's Kloof Gorge.
Lunch up on the mountain at 12 pm
Return to vehicles by 3 pm
Profile of the hiking route showing the height of ascent.
Included in the fees are;
Entrance fee to the Botanical Gardens
Coffee/tea with sweet treat on the trail
450ZAR request this tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:00 hours.
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