Platbos indigenous forest | Africa´s Southernmost forest | Baviaanspoort Hills, Grootbos Road between Gansbaai and Hermanus

Platbos Forest Nursery

The Platbos Forest Tree Nursery focuses mainly on the tree species that occur in the forest (please visit the Flora in Platbos page for a list and description of these forest trees).

We promote the use of these trees not only for their beauty and natural adaptation to the country's climate and geography, but also for the animal and bird life that they support.

Visits to the Platbos Nursery are by prior arrangement only. Please call 082 4110448 during office hours to make an appointment or email
The Nursery is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (please note that it is closed over weekends).

Head nurseryman, Xolile Ntlangula, is a graduate of Green Futures Horticultural College. His assistant, Nzuzo, has a background in landscaping and together they propagate and maintain the nursery trees. Only organic fertilizers and envrionmentally friendly pesticides are used in order to avoid any adverse impacts on the forest's ecosystem. We have recently started co-ordinating nursery activities with the phases of the moon and we are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this age-old pracitce. Sited on a gentle north-facing slope, the nursery is found in a clearing in the forest, made long ago for a winter garden.

Nursery Staff Xolile Ntlangula and Nzuzu Tyalo