Orchids in South Africa






Your link to the orchid growing community in South Africa.  Publisher of the journal  'Orchids South Africa'.  List of affiliated societies in South Africa.

South African Orchid Council

Striving to bring those together who are interested in orchids.  The oldest orchid society in South Africa, founded in 1957.  Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Orchid Society

The trials, tribulations, joy and fun of growing plants on a balcony in a little town in Africa.  James Stapley.  Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Orchids on a Balcony

Events, meetings, membership, and contact information. Culture articles and newsletter archive.   Founded in 1967.  Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Eastern Province Orchid Society

Large selection of species and hybrids available.  Photo gallery.  Angela and Roelie van Rooyen.  White River, South Africa.

Van Rooyen Orchids

Striving to create and expand an awareness and appreciation amongst the public at large for orchids.  Founded in 1986.  Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

Free State Orchid Society

Meetings, events, and contact information. Founded in 1963.  Johannesburg, South Africa.

Witwatersrand Orchid Society

Offering a variety of orchid species and hybrids.  Kleinfontein, Brits, South Africa.


Specializing in exporting Cymbidium cut-flowers to Europe and North America. Other types of orchids are also grown for the local pot plant market. Established 1979.  Darling, Western Cape, South Africa.

Duckitt Nurseries

Selection of orchid species, hybrids, and supplies offered.  Established in 1995.  Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hsiang-Chun Orchid Garden

Selection of orchids, including African species, offered.  Franschhoek, South Africa.

Exotic Plant Company

Dedicated to the growing, propagation, and showing of orchids.  Meetings, contact, and events information.  Pinetown (near Durban), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Queensburgh Orchid Club

Blog (and a wiki) created to keep track of the writer's orchids, and for sharing information with other enthusiasts.  Brad Hendrickse.  South Africa.

My Orchid History

Regional monograph on the indigenous orchids of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.

Cape Orchids

Information about local orchid species and contact details for the society.  Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Alfred County Orchid Society

Accomodation with a selection of orchids available from the nursery.  Established 1999.  Stephen Van Belkum & Howard Eades.  KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Stephward Estate

Meetings, contact, news, and membership information.  Founded in 1985.  Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Tygerberg Orchid Group

News, photos, and events for this group in the Lowveld region of South Africa.

Lowveld Orchid Group

Flasks and plants offered with the main focus on South African terrestrial orchid species.  Lab services are also available.   Bradley Flynn and David Vaughan.  South Africa.

South African Orchids Online