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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Rhodes Drive, Newlands | Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27-21-799-8899
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Type: Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in... more » Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition. « less
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Even the botanically uninitiated would enjoy a visit to this beautiful place. A tremendous sense of space, natural beauty and serenity, combined with the pleasure of quite simply being in Africa!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This can be an expensive visit if you are visiting the rtestaurant. The gardens are beautiful. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very clean and well manicured. The walkways are very nice and easy to navigate. You don't have to adhere to the walkways, which was awesome to find a nice spot and sit for a while and relax. We visited here with a group and were dropped off at the highest point of the gardens (or rear entrance). This made it... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This time we visited the Gardens to experience the newly opened aerial walkway which is beautifully situated, with an expansive view, and very we'll constructed to be as Eco friendly as possible. There were many visitors and the walkway swayed a little which was somewhat unnerving. The Gardens were up to their normal very high standard and there was work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We've been planning to go to Kirstenbosch for a long time but never got around to it... When doing the Hop on Hop off Blue Route Cape Town bus we seized the moment and enjoy the lush gardens! We also took a walk along the Boomslang and ended off with ice-cream! A great family stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The restaurant at Kirstenbosch is my favourite place to meet friends for lunch. the food is interesting and varied and always delicious. it is great to be able to sit outside on a fine day but is also cosy and warm inside on a rainy day.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Kirstenbosch all my life and it is just as amazing every single time. We used to roll down the lawns as kids and run around after the guinea fowl. The flowers are beautiful and the concerts always have the best atmosphere if you're lucky enough to catch one. The tea room is also a big... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We've been to the gardens recently and took a walk on the 'boomslang'. Great experience! This is one of the most beautiful gardens we've ever been to. Take your time to walk or just relax on a bench or on the lawn. You can make a full day of a visit to the gardens.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Kirstenbosch is a beautiful getaway in the middle of the city, as you immediately feel like you have left the city for some R&R in nature. We hiked into the gardens and wanted to visit the new Boomslang Canopy Walkway. What a lovely experience and rather adventurous as the walkway sways with the wind. It is a great way to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This botanical garden covers a lot of acres situated on a hill. Even during winter there is a lot to see, but in spring it becomes truly spectacular. Mostly a collection of indigenous plants. Also a lot of wild birds (we even saw an owl) and the occasional monkey. The gift shop is one of the most comprehensive we have... More

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