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“Pic nic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Rhodes Drive, Newlands | Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27-21-799-8899
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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“Pic nic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very nice place to walk , clean , toilets , restaurants , tea house , beautiful wiew of the mountains , trees , gardens . The families go to KIrstenbosh to lunch . I sugest : good ZA wine , cheese , bread , snacks , sit over the lawn and enjoy it !! Take red bus , blue line.The ticket to get in $42 Rands.

Visited January 2013
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“Can't get excited for plants”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Large gardens, lots of different and strange plants. Not bad, but I can't imagine kids and young people would get too interested.

Botanists might get a real kick out of it though.

There are frequent concerts and stuff going on here, did not see any myself.

Visited December 2012
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“Picnic in the park...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Had the pleasure of going to Kirstenbosch Gardens again for my first picnic, for a friends birthday. It was a sweltering summers day, so we picked a spot under the tree's. Be warned if you are a wheelchair user, the going is steep! What goes down, must come back up. Ramps are there but steep and help is needed. There are disabled parking bays and toilets. The gardens themselves are beautiful!

Visited December 2012
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“Sunset concerts at Kirstenbosch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Always love the Kirstenbosch sunset concerts, watching the sun disappear behind the mountain with Cape Town set out in front of you. Picnics on the grass whilst listening to great music. Always a special treat when in Cape Town

Visited December 2012
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“Greatest Botanical Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I can understand now why RSA always wins a gold price at the Chelsy garden show in London. The amount of indeginous flowers, schubs and trees is unbelievable with beautifull manicured lawns in between.

Visited January 2013
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