|Fall Foliage Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Does anyone remember the movie 'What Dreams May Come'? During the film Robin Williams character searches the afterlife for his wife through some very surreal, color saturated gardens. I'm beginning to think it may have been filmed here. That, or we've stumbled upon one of Claude Monet's colorful canvases, only bigger, a whole lot bigger! This extraordinarily beautiful and unique place was rightfully selected as a World Heritage Site.
From the unique and iconic Table Mountain to the truly dramatic coastlines, beautiful mountain passes and valleys further East, to the semi-arid regions to the North, each area is home to a diverse group of rare plants. You may find you'll pinch yourself while here because this place is truly a dream come true.
- The Cape Floral Region
- Robben Island
- The Greater St Lucia Wetland
- uKhahlamba - Drakensberg
- The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
- The "Cradle of Humankind" (Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs)
- Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landschape
- Vredefort Dome
more, good to KNOW Kirstenbosch botanical garden
If you have limited time or just can't bare all that hiking you can see nearly every indigenous plant in South Africa at Kirstenbosch. Against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain sits this amazing botanical garden. Established in 1913, it was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora. Set aside to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa. It is time well spent.
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