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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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  • Average3%
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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

The Gardens are nestled underneath the Table Mountain. I'm not really a plant person but the gardens are well maintained and set out. The gardens are also very popular with families having picnics here - you can see why. The treetop canopy walk is also...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed yesterday

The gardens look like paradise. The varied fauna is very well kept, the gardens are clean and not too crowded, and the mountainous backdrop provide a surreal feel to the park that makes it stand out from other gardens I've been to.

Thank Fito S
Reviewed yesterday

This is a gem of a place, where you could easily spend the whole day wandering around the stunning gardens. There are well marked paths and trails to follow and photo opportunities around every corner. It is well worth a visit, you will not be...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed yesterday

I am sure it is an amazing place for someone interested in plants and maybe a botanist but a regular person who doesn't know anything about plants, nothing to do there. We strolled around an hour or so and felt that it was pretty boring....More

Thank HelenAdamson
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had one day left in Cape Town and unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. The locals told us that if it going to rain anywhere, it would by Kirstenbosch. They were right. So through the rain and fog we went. Still the gardens were...More

Thank Travelaw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very close to Cape Town, this is a short Uber ride and well worth the visit. There are some unique plants to find and a number of "garden" walks to enjoy. Nice bonsai exhibit as you enter. This is a very large place so expect...More

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 3 days ago

We're into gardens & heard that this was a great place to visit - it's not, it's a fantastic place! You could easily spend a whole day here exploring the various areas with hidden winding paths. The only small gripe we had was that the...More

Thank northampton15
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't normally visit botanical gardens but I have been here once and I had to make a second trip. I learnt so much, i enjoyed the views of Table Mountain and I loved the beautiful gardens. There are some free guided tours and you...More

Thank keoagile41
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here early in the morning and found it very peaceful here. The gardens are vast and full of beautiful plants and trees. I really enjoyed the garden for medical purposes which showed a lot of plants and how they can be used to...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful array of flowers and plants to see as you wander around the many paths and trails. Green spaces for sitting down and taking in this wonderful place away from busy Cape Town. The side of Table Mountain offers the perfect backdrop to your visit....More

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August 14, 2017|
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Response from Douglas N | Reviewed this property |
For the walk to be worth while, at least two hours. If you haven't been there before and like plants, birds and insects, then the whole day could be spent there.
July 3, 2017|
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Response from KarenHornby12 | Reviewed this property |
The canopy bridge, the dinosaur valley, the sculptures, obviously the plants, take time to slow down and enjoy the tranquility, too.