The Kwelera National Botanical Garden, 20km north of East London and adjacent to the coast, 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 10.48ha 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 was recently launched in 2014, and is currently being developed.
The Garden is currently not open to visitors.