South Africa Garden Tour 2014
Wednesday October 8th to Thursday October 23rd, 2014
 

 

October 21st Cape Town

Rhodes Memorial – Cecil Rhodes was a British businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa. There is much written and you can see some of it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

In 1895 Cecil John Rhodes purchased the land that now holds the Kirstenbosch Gardens. The land now occupied by the Kirstenbosch Gardens was bequeathed to the Nation by him in 1902. You can read much more on this here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirstenbosch_National_Botanical_Garden

Now on to one of the most stunning gardens you will ever see, that of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on the slopes of Table mountain, was the first botanical garden ever to be included in a World Heritage Site. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a private guided tour through here we all meet at Moyo, on the grounds of the gardens for a truly memorable lunch.
http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/kirstenbosch.htm
http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/kirstenbosch/  history of the gardens
Then to V & A Mall for some last minute shopping…

October 22nd Cape Town

Wow, a day of leisure, and spent either heading off on day trips or heading to the mall…then our Farewell dinner this evening...at the V & A Waterfront.
October 23rd Cape Town

Was our day of departure …. again it was another remarkable tour, we saw so much while here. For our guests it was incredible and you can see their comments on the tour here http://www.gardeningtours.com/testimonials.htm

Please note I will be doing South Africa again in 2016 – it is a small group tour as well.
 

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