When you next visit Kirstenbosch Gardens take a look at Mandelas gold. This is a yellow Sterilitzia plant named in honour of President Mandela. The unusual golden yellow colour of the plant took 20 years of careful cross pollination to delevop.

A bust of Mr Mandela is found just inside the main entrance to the gardens along with a sample of this lovely plant. A plaque commemorating his visit to gardens quotes him as saying:

“I am happiest when I am in the wild because I can listen – as the poet says – in the still air music lies unheard in the rough mountains beauty’s height unseen”

Mandelas Golden Sterilitzia

Ridgway Ramblers offer guided hikes in and around the botanical gardens. Contact us for further information