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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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens, spectacular views and a wide range of birds. We were lucky to see a Cape Sugarbird. Peace amongst the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Situated in the heart of Cape Town's southern suburbs lies Kirstenbosch. Fantastic display of plants of all types. Done great restaurants to eat or drink at, or take a picnic along. The recently completed canopy walkway is a fantastic experience. Take half a day to walk around the gardens and relax.

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderfully shaped garden with a newly constructed treetop bridge. Different to many other botanical gardens, this one is using the hilly landscape to create a highly diversified experience and a lot of things to see also for children. Absolutely a "must see" in CT!

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Roma, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we had not more than an hour to walk around this splendid area! It is a luxuriant botanical garden even in winter. Peaceful and relaxing even just for a walk.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of a City Bus tour, and are very glad we did. The gardens were spectacular, with many varieties of plants and wildlife, and I particularly liked the fragrance garden with different herbs. The canopy in the trees was worthwhile as it gave great views of the gardens. We were lucky enough to have good weather... More

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I love botany and these gardens do not disappoint. We arrived early for a summer concert and enjoyed the peace and views from the garden so much we continued on exploring and listened to the music while "hiking".

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Gardens are well laid out and everything is labeled. A lot of thought has gone into the design. We enjoyed a nice afternoon.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

this seen. is one of the most rewarding botanical gardens I've visited. Put aside a few hours to get the full benefit. A map is essential to orientate yourself as it can become a bit of a maze. August is best for aloes.The cycad forest and dell a wonderful haven on hot days, the water is clear and drinkable. There... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was a spectacular experience,undescribeable.Everything was perfect.IT is a great place to meditate among the beautifull flowers and trees,and so perfect and peacefull

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Stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Neither my girlfriend or I are really into gardens or very knowledgeable on plants, but we had an absolutely fantastic 5 hours in Kirstenbosch. Quite simply, on a clear day, the view as you walk up the mountain back over northern Cape Town is beautiful, and the plants and trees are stunning to look at. We also had a very... More

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