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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“canopy walk” (185 reviews)
“moyo restaurant” (69 reviews)
“table mountain” (752 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed yesterday

Although a little far from the heart of Cape Town, it's worth coming to these magnificent gardens. The are huge, so expect to walk for a while. If you bring a picnic, you can just spread out on one of their many grasses and relax.

Thank Marc U
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I particularly loved the protea garden and the ‘boomslang’ or canopy bridge. The gardens are tranquil and beautiful. Be sure to set aside an entire day, or at least half a day, to the gardens, as it is quite big and is a nice place...More

Thank Nadeen R
Reviewed yesterday

If you have a spare afternoon while in Cape Town, and you like plants and gardens, do not miss the opportunity to visit these gardens, situated below the Eastern Slopes of Table Mountain. We took a taxi there and our driver said he would return...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

needs a group of people and preparation for the visit so you can really enjoy it. For me there was many things to do better than wasting sometime looking around there

Thank Mohammed A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are really special and nice! It will take a lot of time to really enjoy it to the full. We spent a number of hours and feel we have just touched the tip of the garden. It is a place we must visit...More

Thank Jeremy F
Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to the gardens is a must if visiting Cape Town. We spent a Sunday just prior to Christmas there along with the world and his wife who had also chosen that day to visit. However there were adequate car parking facilities and so...More

Thank Lynda_D_13186356
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is the best botanical garden I have ever seen. With Table mountain as a backdrop this place was amazing. It has a large number of plants and beautiful walkways.

Thank AshishMehrotra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had never been to Kirstenbosch before my visit yesterday - my mistake! The gardens are absolutely stunning! I loved the layout and found the gardens to be very well maintained. Ample lawn space provides a beautiful setting for a picnic - so pack a...More

Thank Melanie F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very beautiful and vast garden . One can find wide variety of species of plant and flower , located near table mountain , bus service available to reach here . Entrance price is reasonable . Fresh air , surrounded by greenery , had a mind...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are beautiful and if you look carefully, there are many birds to be seen. We started on the free tour that was offered but after about 40 minutes decided it was progressing too slowly so we broke off and spent the rest of...More

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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.
Chantelle d
October 18, 2017|
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Response from dreyeresther |
Free guided tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 Monday to Friday and at 10h00 on Saturdays. Free guided tours also leave from the Garden Centre (Gate 2) at 11h00 Monday to... More
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Denise and Dirk B | Reviewed this property |
Yes some of my friends went there a few days ago and told me it was incredible.