Kuhestan All-Season Garden
The Kuhestan All-Season Garden covers an area of 1.5ha and are considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Magoebaskloof. With the renowned Woodbush indigenous forest as a backdrop and the Helpmekaar stream at the bottom of the farm, the Kuhestan All-Season Garden has been in the making for over 20 years. The gardens come alive every spring with azaleas, banksia, clivias and crab-apple and cherry blossoms. Summer showcases varieties of hydrangeas, anemones, fuchsias and annuals. Japanese and Chinese maple trees colour the gardens in autumn.
The gardens are open 364 days a year from 9:00 – 12:00. Entrance to the gardens is R30 for adults and R10 for children.
Directions from Haenertsburg: Proceed straight at the stop sign at Haenertsburg towards the Magoebaskloof Hotel (10km). Turn left 2.5km after the hotel into Houtbosdorp.
GPS: -23.85987750824723, 29.98543433621898
Shahrzad’s dream was to have a very large garden to plant as her heart desired, and create a beauty that only nature can offer. Her prayers were answered in 2001 when Shahrzad and Brett bought their farm in Magoebaskloof, and over 1.5ha was dedicated to creating gardens. They named it Kuhestan, which means Land of Mountains in Persian (Shahrzad is a Persian by birth). Bottled products (cordials, jams and pickles) made from fresh produce from the farm are sold at a small and quaint shop at Kuhestan. As far as possible, the ingredients are grown on the farm and are organic.
- Plant sales: Limited plants for sale
- Approximate time it will take to see the garden: A couple of hours
Four words to describe the garden (Why this garden is worth seeing): All-seasons, tranquil, soulful, variety