Blooming cherry trees is not a common sight in South African cities, which are primarily known for their flowering jacaranda trees. However, many orchards and gardens across the country boast a variety of cherry trees, which turn delightfully pink in September and October.
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens is a perfect destination for a springtime stroll. The terraced Rose Garden, surrounded by Japanese cherry trees, is especially scenic during this time. Thousands of blooming roses surrounded by breathtaking cherry blossoms create a spectacular sight!
Ficksburg is the main cherry-producing region in South Africa, where the first cherry trees were planted in 1905. This Eastern Free State town is also called the Cherry Capital of the World due to the abundance of cherry orchards in the area. Visitors can come in early September to see hundreds of cherry trees in bloom in the orchards around Ficksburg against a breath-taking scenery.
The Ceres Valley is famous for its fruit tree blooms, which include cherries, apples, and pears. Klondyke Cherry Farm, located just two hours from Cape Town, is the best place to marvel at blooming cherry trees and spend a fun day outdoors. The farm has three self-catering cottages and camping. You can come back later in November or December to pick delicious cherries.