Named after Harold Nixon Porter, the botanical garden is a wonder world of trails and walks.


On arrival you can ask for the comprehensive map of all there is to offer.

There is also a Bird List available.


1. Disa Kloof WalkAs a result of flooding in 2013 this walk has been closed due to damaged bridges and is under repair.:(

2.Fynbos Trail 1,850km and takes approximately 60 minutes.

There are over 7000 plant species in fynbos. This vegetation grows only in the Cape provinces of South Africa and it is adapted to harsh growing conditions; nutrient- poor soil, needs fire and survives strong winds and drought.

I am mesmerised by the simple beauty of the subtle colours,textures and intricate designs.



In the early day humans used plants to provide relief from various ailments.


Board walk through wetlands

3. Zigzag Border Trail4,220km. A good level of fitness required and not recommended for those suffering a fear of heights. It takes approximately 2 – 4 hours.

*Trail from Oudebosch to Harold Porter NBG

This is a one direction trail; starts at Oudebosch and ends in the Garden proceeding via the Zigzag Trail.

To walk this trail:Please book with Cape Nature 021 659 3403 for necessary information and a permit.

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