The state financed botanical gardens of South Africa as Kirstenbosch and the ones in Durban and Pretoria/J'burg are widely known. Less known are the non-subsidised gardens of South Africa. Recently a stream of publications about these gardens attracts interest from all over the globe. The latest one is the article in the inflight magazine of South African Airlines. See the attached PDF-file. South Africa is full of surprises for the garden lovers. Just go beyond the ordinary!