Many of the world's succulent varieties are native to South Africa. The warm, dry summers and temparate winters of Capetown are supposed to be exceptional for growing many different varieties.
Where to find succulents in and near Cape Town
- Starke Ayres
- Shelam Nursery (in Robertson)
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden (in Worcester)
Local blogger C Marer has a blog called Cacti and Succulents. This person has a private garden, plus nice photos and reflections on gardening.
Eekiv (Vicky): I am not from South Africa (I live in Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay Area), but I have always dreamed of going and exploring some of the different varieties that grow there natively. Here is a photo of some of my succulents, along with a baby duck my friends found: