The managers at Rusthuiz, Danica and Hannelise, had the privilege to experience this Stellenbosch gem.
This garden is hidden in the historic heart of Stellenbosch and is shared by exotic foreign plants and indigenous varieties. The myriad trees are responsible for a lot of shade in the garden, therefore the ideal place to be during the hot summer months of the winelands.
It is one of 1800 botanical gardens world wide and the oldest university garden in South Africa.
This garden gives you the opportunity to view a big variety of plants in a short while, as this garden is not enormous but rather small and intimate as it only covers 1.8 hectares.
To make this whole experience even more worthwhile, you can relax in the shade of a red-flowered gum tree at the Katjiepiering restaurant. Here you can quench your thirst and enjoy a delicious light lunch.
During the cold winter months you will be seated inside the cosy surroundings of the former recording studio, where traditional soups, tasty pastries and much more will be available.
To end off a perfect outing, visit their gift shop to buy anything from tea’s eco-friendly products to books.
All income generated from sales go directly to supporting the activities of the Botanical Garden.
No entry fee is charged and they are open 7 days a week from 08:00 – 17:00.