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Discover: Kwelera National Botanical Gardens

The Kwelera National Botanical Garden (NBG) in East London is South Africa’s 10th national botanical garden and the first to be established in the Eastern Cape.

It encompasses the Kwelera Nature Reserve, an important biodiversity corridor of the region and of a developed section that is to be built on 10.48 ha adjacent land not yet open to the public. Unique factors include the rich biodiversity, scenic and heritage features.

With estuarine, riverine, vegetated dune systems and history of human activity this garden reflects the natural beauty the Wild Coast region has to offer.

The garden is envisaged as a place where plant species diversity will be made known to the public, where rare and threatened plant species will be conserved and where the flora of the Eastern Cape will be exhibited.

General enquiries: Nomama Mei

Curator: Kwelera National Botanical Garden

Tel.: +27 43 737 0061/0071

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