Hackland Aloe Garden was established in 2012 by Rick & Femma Hackland, from Xiba Farm, Bishopstowe.

Over the years they’ve been adding different plant varieties, including a large variety of aloes, which developed into this breathtaking garden and surroundings. This motivated them to share this beautiful garden with the public, church groups, artists and photographers.

Enjoy Some You-Time

Take a break! Come and enjoy a peaceful day on the farm whilst surrounded by beautiful plants, a quiet atmosphere and stunning views.


The garden is suitable to host groups, and has been supported by various churches and environmental enthusiasts over the years. You are welcome to bring a picnic basket, or make arrangements to use our braai facilities.

Artist's Paradise

Capture that perfect moment! The garden is filled with a wide variety of birds. Whether you would like to capture it on canvas, or on a camera, this garden is a paradise for any artist or photographer.

The Perfect Surrounding

Bishopstowe is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg. Come and explore this area and see what you’ve been missing out on!