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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful botanic garden with a lot of open areas where picknick is allowed. You can have a wakk up in the air as well as strolling around among huge trees. This is a nice place for both adults and children. Finally you can visit a...More

Thank warnelid
Reviewed yesterday

Walking around in Kirstenbosch was just breathtaking. It is a dry season but still many of the plants were in bloom. Many places to hide away from the sun, under a tree or on a bench. I had to dragged away. :D

Thank tiinar66
Reviewed yesterday

There are so many options for visitors to Cape Town that the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens may sometimes be overlooked. Even Cape Towners make that mistake. This is surely one of the finest botanical gardens in the world, certainly the best I have ever been to,...More

Thank 999PeterR151
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Lovely walks. Nice and clean. Good food.love pensioners day special price. Lovely place for a family outing.

Thank Jeanette E
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful well kept gardens. Lots of space and clear air. Great walks. Fun restaurant (Moyos). Quiet areas to sit and relax. Educational. Interesting art exhibition.

Thank caj531211
Reviewed yesterday

Although we visited in December and in a period of high drought for the city , the garden is well kept fl of plants and trees of different species . The Agapanthus are around . Actually y, I expected to see more flowers blossoming around...More

Thank Sofia T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were debating whether to go up table mountain again or go to the Botanical Gardens. So pleased we chose the Botanical gardens. Huge area of beautiful flora, at varying levels. Manicured gardens as well as small paths climbing down the mountain side surrounded by...More

Thank Happycampers19
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful settings for sunset concerts Bring blankets and picnic baskets, enjoy the open air settings between mountains and stunning fauna Always an evening to remember

Thank sheenaf64
Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot of walking trails connected to Kirstenbosch, you can start in Kirstenbosch and walk all the way to Table mountain Cable car if you want, just have enough water and sunblock with you. If you don't know the routes ask at the...More

Thank SonjavD
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for birding, strolling enjoying the outdoors. Experience different textures and aromas of plants. Walk the boomslang (Canopy Walk) to see different birds.

Thank elizabethhaw
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Sarah S
January 23, 2018|
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Response from GerdaVor | Reviewed this property |
Hi, definitely buy before the show at Computicket as tickets sell out if it is a popular artist.
Sarah S
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
There is no wifi in the Garden, but Moyo Restaurant, which is situated inside the Garden, provides wifi.
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, we allow picnics in the Garden. You are welcome to bring your own food, or get a picnic hamper from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant. Picnic blankets are welcome, but we don't allow garden furniture.