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Plaas Avontuur

Plaas Avontuur – A Dramatically Different Garden

Hoekwil Open Gardens

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 November

Hoekwil village, 7km inland of Wilderness, has become known over the last 8 years for showcasing country gardening with a twist. With a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains, the sea and lakes, these large gardens lend themselves to sweeping expanses of colourful flowerbeds, from formal to natural indigenous. Ponds, dams and unusual water features add interest to the mass planting of roses, aloes and succulents, with pathways leading through forests. Hoekwil is a popular destination for visitors looking for beautiful scenery, interesting eateries, quaint nurseries and a laid-back atmosphere. 

Times: 09:00 –16:00

Entrance: R50 per person for both days. Children free.

Tickets are available on the days at a kiosk outside the Hoekwil Post Office in Kerkstraat. Look out for signage.

Enquiries: Magda: 073 174 4186, magdavz@netactive.co.za; Dalene: 082 561 4784, dstrauss@tisco.co.za; Jenny: 082 497 3741, jennyhoekwil@gmail.com

Plaas Avontuur – Dramatically Different

André and Dalene Strauss, Plaas Avontuur, off Hoekwil Road

At Plaas Avontuur experience the Richtersveld in Hoekwil, featuring a wide array of succulents and stone kopjes, which are a new addition to this large, many-faceted farm garden. The mountains have been cleverly incorporated as borrowed landscape, and you can follow the formal walkways to an English country garden, spectacular rose gardens, shady areas and a Japanese-inspired nook that is complemented by maples, vireya rhododendrons and hellebores. Several water features and a Karoo-type area round off this very special garden.

GPS: -33.957361, 22.627917

  • Wheelchair friendly