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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: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You just never get board or tired of this beautiful place that offers you something new every time you visit !!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited on a rainy day in January ,but we were not too disappointed. I think the proteus display would have been better when they were in full bloom. The birds we saw were fantastic. We were able to get up so close to them we were surprised. There was a restaurant and cafe there for lunches or just snacks.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The scenery is breathtaking.A beautiful botanical gardens with very interesting plants. A value for money family outing venue.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My wife and I , both seniors , always enjoy the variety and beauty of Kirstenbosch Gardens...a 'must see ' for visitors to Cape Town. And now, the 'boomslang' aerial walkway is a super new attraction, which our grandchildren and we all had fun , with its high up view of the mountains, trees and sea.. Oh, and of course... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Kirstenbosch is close to my heart, I feel so close to mother nature with all the beautiful plants and flowers

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a class act. Well managed, maintained. All round wonderful experience for all ages. And superb concerts in the summer on Sunday afternoons!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I love Kirstenbosch Gardens. The gardens are beautiful and the day out is awesome whether you are there for a walk, a picnic, a hike, dog walking or bird watching. It is a bit sad that you cannot play and ball or frisbee. However you can bring in food and drink for picnics. The entrance fee is reasonable and the... More

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We couldn't believe we were so close to the city but yet felt we were in the countryside. Absolutely stunning and so very interesting. We spent over 3 hours there and walked to the highest point of the gardens. Really pleased that so much of our natural heritage is so looked after. We walked on the viewing bridge which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If tranquil is what you require then Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is given first prize! This amazing place has many spots to simply relax and unwind with a picnic basket and garden mat. Or if you are more the adventure seeker, a walk through the gardens and on the newly built 'Boom Slang' bridge gives great views from above the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A truly spectacular venue of biological diversity and beauty. When spent two hours in the park and could have spent days there. It is an absolute 'must see' if you're headed to Cape Town.

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