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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 799 8899
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is...

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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Always great to visit except this time

We know Kirstenbosch do summer time concerts. These are advertised in advance so everyone knows in advance. Yesterday's concert was to start at 17h00 so we thought we could enjoy... read more

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We know Kirstenbosch do summer time concerts. These are advertised in advance so everyone knows in advance. Yesterday's concert was to start at 17h00 so we thought we could enjoy the splendid fauna and sounds of nature there until then. Whilst on a trail entitled 'sounds of the forest', the bands started doing 'sound checks' at aroung 14h30. Except these... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't grade excellent very often, but I enjoy visiting botanical gardens and this one was brilliant ! We visited as part of a day tour but it was really a day trip on its own! The setting is breath taking with the mountains at the back and the city below. A large garden with so many things to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice garden to walk in.Big and diverse and depicts plants of that area.Does not have a lot of flowers like rainforest gardens.Great restaurant to eat lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I attended the Sunday concert which was so great! This location is stunning, I’d choose a laid back concert so you can sit on the hill and relax. The concert is on a hill which slopes quite heavily to the right, which has the effect of you having to have your legs facing one way to stop you tipping over... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How lucky we are to have this magnificent place on our doorstep. The whole family has been walking and meeting here for as long as I can remember. My sister and I walk the Contour Path every Saturday and say hello to our parents who's ashes are scattered up there (as will ours be) and then we have a great... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must for anyone visiting Cape Town. I ma embarrassed to admit that this was my first visit to Kirstenbosch since being in Cape Town for 17 years. I saw amazing sun birds taking the nectar from proteas, beautiful.

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St. Helena Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Devote several hours to maximize the experience of the gardens. A full day including either a picnic lunch or a meal at the tea garden is the best way to ensure you see as much as possible. Definitely should be on anyone's itinerary if you are planning on being in Cape Town for a few days.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best vibe and setting for summer concerts. I 💕'D every minute of it, because it was just the right weather too. Looking fwd to my next visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not dismiss it as "just a garden". It is beautiful and mesmerizing. Take a guided walks that happen thrice a day and its absolutely free. The volunteers take you around and introduce you to not only the variety of fauna and flora in Cape Town, but also make you admire the nature. Go Go!!

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really lovely and interesting place, well worth visiting. We visited at the beginning of March and of course, like others, found virtually nothing in flower. We took the 2.00 pm free guided walk from Gate One (the lower gate) and were hugely rewarded. Our guide, Heidi, was generous with her time, giving us some two hours as... More 

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