Cactus and Succulent Garden & Nursery

Sheilam Nursery, Robertson

Sheilam Nursery Robertson

Our History

Established in 1954 Sheilam Cactus and Succulent Nursery has been owned and operated by the Schwegmann family since 1967.

Located near Robertson, 170 km outside Cape Town, South Africa, and boasting approximately 2000 species of plants, the nursery is recognised by authorities as one of the finest collections of specimen plants.

Discover plants such as The Old Man of Peru, Mother-in-Law’s-Chair, Horses’ Teeth, Elephant Feet, Klipplante (stone plants), Bushman’s Grape and lots more!

Established in 1954 by Mr L Malherbe who named the farm after his children – Suzan, Helene, Elizabeth, Izak, Louise and Marsha thereby the name SHEILAM.

Mr Malherbe was already 70 years old when he started the farm with his collection of old plants. In 1967 the farm was bought by Lloyd and Winnie Schwegmann, Lloyd extended the farm with his personal collection of plants.

Since 2003 the farm is owned by Garth and Minette Schwegmann.

Please feel free to come and walk through our extensive succulent garden and nursery, ask us for succulent gardening advice, order seeds or succulents and even choose from one of our corporate gifts or function pieces.

See what our customers have to say

Sheilam Cactus Farm
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Craig AndersonCraig Anderson
03:13 27 Aug 23
Never seen so many variety of cacti on display. A peaceful browse around and many cacti for sale.
Hwf van ZylHwf van Zyl
12:57 04 Jul 23
Very friendly, and helpful
Tamzin GlassTamzin Glass
19:10 13 May 23
I loved visiting Sheilam and exploring the extensive garden. What an absolute treat to see so many varieties and vegetation that you wouldn't often see around. A must see!
Percy Tours HermanusPercy Tours Hermanus
17:28 25 Apr 23
Totally amazing cactus 👌👍🤩
Wilma KolibiusWilma Kolibius
18:52 09 Mar 23
There is a very beautiful, manageable cactus garden prepared with great attention to detail - definitely worth seeing
Ruth GoodmanRuth Goodman
13:07 13 Jun 21
Loose yourself in this wonder world of magic, form, design, incredible light shade shapes of every kind - a cactus paradise. If you love nature, art, plants, cacti, photography - you can spend easily an hour here just lost - in another world! Thank you Sheilam Cactus Farm for sharing your peace of heaven!
Jessie JayJessie Jay
07:19 24 Feb 21
Beautiful scenic place. Staff not welcoming. Myself and my newly wedded husband came here on our way from our honeymoon. We had to wait a good 10-15 minutes to be helped. Not welcoming. Overpriced. Stunning garden, a gem. Felt like we were intruders.
Katja ForsterKatja Forster
12:11 23 Sep 19
Nursery with a large variety of well established and enormous cacti. Really a must see as this is not something widely available elsewhere. Found it somewhat strange having to pay an entrance fee to walk through the nursery but being only R10 were didn't mind. The sheer volume and size of these magnificent plants makes this a memorable experience.
Magda RautenbachMagda Rautenbach
20:42 28 Mar 19
This garden has a wide range of succelants, cycads and cacti for sale at reasonable prices. There is an entrance fee of R10 to stroll through the garden, but it is well worth the money. Apparently there is more than 2000 different varieties on this farm. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The farm is also used for photo shoots and research and you can also book a guided tour. The farm is closed on Sundays, but are open during Saturdays and Public holidays. It is definitely a must see when you are in Robertson.
Dale HesDale Hes
13:51 07 Jul 18
The highlight of our stay in Robertson!Absolutely incredible place, a true hidden gem. Massive collection of cactuses and succulents, all beautifully cared for. The amount of attention that has gone into creating this garden is incredible.