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Summer at Harold Porter NBG

Summer stretches from November to March. November can still be quite cool, while the hottest month is usually February. Days are long and mostly sunny.

The two beautiful kloofs with their amber coloured streams and pools provide cool dappled shade and protection from the south-east wind when it blows.

From the last week of December to the last week of January the magnificent Disa uniflora can be seen growing in its natural habitat in the Garden. Even people in wheelchairs may enjoy this sight up in Disa Kloof.


Bring your binoculars to really appreciate the disas and to study the many birds in the Garden.

The star turn in late summer is the superb and unusual woody, blue flowering member of the iris family, Nivenia stokoei.


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