The Garden Route Botanic Gardens on Caledon Street are the green lungs of the city. These indigenous gardens at the base of the Outeniqua Mountains focus on conservation and education. Stroll around the dam and visit the bird hide. Watch Cape Weaver Birds build their nests and terrapins laze in the sun. Check out the diverse fynbos or the stunning views from the Medicinal Plant Mound. The Mushroom Meander offers a short stroll by the stream, with unspoilt picnic spots under the leafy canopy.