Hacking is about helping to make space for our indigenous plants by cutting down invasive alien trees and bushes, usually with a handsaw or loppers and tree poppers, or sometimes also pulling out seedlings by hand.
How to enjoy one of South Africa’s favourite outdoor activities in our spectacular national botanical gardens
But where are some of the best places to go and enjoy the wildflowers? We asked Hedwig Slabig, Chair of the Botanical Society of South Africa’s
You can now carry a quick-access floral reference guide in your pocket on your smartphone, to help you identify the flowers you see around you.
“This youth drive builds on the foundations we already have in place to upskill young conservationists.”
I got ready for my first ever CREW field trip, hoping that the rain would hold off long enough for us to find our target species: Melolobium subspicatum, from the pea family, and Habenaria kraenzliniana, from the orchid family.
The bold and beautiful strelitzia is now celebrated in a glorious mural at the Durban Botanic Gardens, thanks to BotSoc’s KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch.
The Botanical Society of South Africa has a summer challenge for you: to create new sunny memories in South Africa’s 11 wonderful national botanical gardens.
Summer is wild orchid season in the Cape so challenge yourself this festive season to look for the Cape’s signature orchid. You can choose the tough way or the gentle way.
That bare expanse of red sand gave the Red Desert Nature Reserve its name. Jointly owned by the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality and a local family, it was declared a nature reserve in 2015, facilitated by the Botanical Society of South Africa.
Ingwehumbe Nature Reserve is a Botanical Society facilitated Biodiversity Stewardship conservation area that was officially declared on 15 December 2019.
Also known as the Klein Karoo, South Africa’s Little Karoo region is a semiarid intermontane basin that is located between the Langeberg, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains to the south and the Swartberg mountains to the north.
Rolling grasslands dotted with patches of eastern mistbelt forest, wetlands and rocky outcrops characterise the Drakensberg foothills where Bosch Berg Nature Reserve
Nestled at the foot of the Soetmuisberg, this beautiful village is located between the towns of Caledon and Bredasdorp surrounded by rolling farmland and highly biodiverse Overberg Renosterveld vegetation.
We arrived at Hantam National Botanical Garden at noon and hopped onto the SANBI flower viewing vehicle (in addition to the multiple responsibilities of a curator, Eugene
Located on the Cape Flats between Gordon’s Bay and Strand, Harmony Flats is one of the biodiversity gems of the City of Cape Town’s diverse network of nature reserves.
Known for its stunning heritage architecture and beautiful Cape mountain scenery, the small town of Tulbagh is a popular destination for visitors.
Tienie Versfeld Nature Reserve forms part of a farm that was donated to the Botanical Society of South Africa by Marthinus Versfeld, known in the Darling area as ‘Oom Tienie’
Perhaps among the most iconic spring flower destinations, West Coast National Park is just a stone’s throw away, an easy drive from Cape Town.
Famous for its extraordinary red sandstone rock formations, South Africa’s Cederberg mountains are popular with hikers and adventure lovers alike, seeing the peace of wild landscapes within easy reach of Cape Town.
The publication of The Field Guide to the Renosterveld of the Overberg, is a manifestation of this kind of effort; another clear milestone for a committed group of people who care deeply
The small Northern Cape Town of Nieuwoudtville where the reserve is based is located on the Bokkeveld Escarpment, reached by the winding Vanrhyn’s Pass.
The first of our weekly Spring Flower Watch series comes from Hantam National Botanical Garden in Nieuwoudtville.
Today South Africa’s botanical gardens hold an extraordinary and diverse range of plant collections, representing South Africa’s megadiverse flora across all its ecosystems.