In the small town of Robertson, 170km outside Cape Town, there lies a cactus farm called the Sheilam Cactus and Succulent Nursery. For those who love cacti, this place is a little bit of paradise. Sheilam has been around for ages- since 1954 – and is owned and operated by the Schwegmann family. You can walk through the nursery rows where about 2000 species are neatly laid out – plants of all heights, widths, shapes and colours, creating a rather bizarre and beautiful landscape. And they have weird names like the The Old Man of Peru, Mother-in-Law’s-Chair, Horses’ Teeth, Elephant Feet, Klipplante (stone plants), Bushman’s Grape… take a drive into a stunning part of the Cape and have a wander amongst the pricklies….just don’t touch.
Ps, there are amazing wine farms in and around Robertson, and McGregor Village is 10 minutes outside the town, so why not take a staycation?
All pics copyright DIVA PR, taken on a Canon D600
Sheilam Cactus Garden & Nursery
Klaasvoogds West Road
Robertson 6705 | South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)23 626 4133
Fax: +27 (0)86 514 6226
Mo-Thu: 8am – 5pm
Fri, Sat and Public Holidays:
8am – 4pm