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Desert | Jürgen Weiland - Travel Photography - South Africa 2016

Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens

The Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens are located at the foot of the Hex River mountains near Worcester.  
They are famous for being the only true succulent gardens in the southern hemisphere. About 400 plant species occur naturally and this botanical garden is also home to 300 protected species.

karoodesertgarden-1Aloe dichotoma, or Kokerboom. The San hollowed out the branches to use as quivers. Early settlers used the stems to construct a type of fridge: water dripping down the spongy wood has a cooling effect.