The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Caledon Wildflower Gardens

Afrikaans name: Caledon Botaniese Tuin

The amazing Cango Caves

Caledon Wild Flower Garden

Photo © Johan van Zyl

The Caledon Wild Flower Reserve, situated next to the town of Caledon, is known by a number of names including Caledon Botanical Gardens and Venster Kloof Botanical Gardens. "Venster Kloof" is the Afrikaans name for a rock in the area that looks like a window.

The reserve is well-known for its collection of indigenous plants and trees, including many species of fynbos.

A number of species of birds have been recorded in the gardens. One can also hike through the nature reserve that borders the gardens.

In September each year the gardens host a flower show.

The amazing Cango Caves

The Caledon Wild Flower Garden is a great place to see indigenous plants and trees

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 177

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southe - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Published: 1991 - Page: 224

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 216

Chris and Tilde Stuarts Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1989 - Page: 222

A Visitors Guide to Gardens in South Africa - Author: Nancy Gardiner - Published: 1988 - Page: 12


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