Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which offers visitors many unusual experiences and showcases the diverse Cape Floral kingdom in a very accessible way, has been named as Garden of the Year at the 2015 International Garden Tourism awards.
More than a million people visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in 2014. Tourism is crucial to the survival of South Africa's conservation and biodiversity assets, as the income generated from visitors helps to manage protected areas. They also raise awareness of conservation issues.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape has been voted one of the Grand Award Winners for 2004 in Andrew Harper's Hideaways Report, widely regarded as the connoisseur's guide to luxury hideaways worldwide. It's not the first international accolade to come the way of this unique natural heritage site and eco lodge.
The San community will receive between R8-million and R12-million from the CSIR over the next four years for an indigenous plant that is being developed into a slimming drug by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.