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“AS PRETTY AS A FLOWER” 5 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, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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“AS PRETTY AS A FLOWER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Even if you are averse to gardening then still go. You will come away wondering what your problem is. Having had the good fortune to see many Botanical Gardens in the World Kirstenbosch is a cut above the rest. Don't ignore the internal gardens adjacent to the main entrance as they give you a view of the worlds flowers in one place. Go off the main tracks down the side paths to find the unexpected. Go have a history minute and view the hedge planted by the Dutch. Even the shops and the restaurant are worth a visit. If you can time your visit for the South African Summer take in the Concerts in the Outdoor Amphitheatre.

Visited January 2013
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“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Perhaps the best gardens we have visited in all of our travels. Nice walk , great setting , great facilities . Overall a really nice day.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We enjoyed a long walk through the gardens.
The route signage wasn't great and initially we found our selves going round in circles reaching dead ends. But when we found the main ways round they were really nice gardens. A great place for visiting and picnicing in the grass, by the trees or the stream

Visited January 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A must see in my opinion.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The gardens are extensive and set in a wonderful location. Entrance was inexpensive by European standards and it is served by the City Sightseeing bus. Although we visited on a Sunday morning the gardens were for the most part uncrowded and the plants and trees could be enjoyed in peace and quiet. I imagine that they would be even better, if visited in the spring when there would have been agreater selection of flowers in bloom.

Visited January 2013
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santa barbara, california
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“Beautiful beautiful....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

You could spend a lot of happy hours wandering in these gorgeous gardens..more like a giant park with incredible vistas everywhere you looked! It was a slice of heaven!

Visited January 2013
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