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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 799 8899
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A stunning beautiful garden

On a warm winters day it is a beautiful place to visit. The Tea Room restaurant has a large menu to suit everyone. I can highly recommend the beef burger, it was one of the best I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a warm winters day it is a beautiful place to visit. The Tea Room restaurant has a large menu to suit everyone. I can highly recommend the beef burger, it was one of the best I have ever had. 4 of us all enjoyed our meals and took leftovers home for dinner! You need time to enjoy the gardens... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family spent a morning at Kirstenbosch but we could have stayed longer. There is a great variety of plants and the information provided is well judged. We also saw quite a variety of bird life. We used one of the cafes for lunch which we also very much enjoyed. This is a place that you could return to again... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful layout but the nice o es are not in flower... leaving us at a pre-liminary of what is to come. My general opinion on most Soyth African places is that most are priced for tourists...generally overpriced for locals. As they underestimate thw intellect of our tourists...they will still learn a rip off remains a rip off

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around the garden was very tranquil. There weren't too many other visitors and often no one else was visible as I explored some of the narrower paths. I visited at the end of the local winter, and not many plants were in flower. It was very well maintained, and there was a large range of plant types. There are... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can go there to relax for most part of the day. We didn't see that many colours there, maybe it was the winters, otherwise huge variety. Good outing for kids as usual with any park. The surroundings of the mountains was a treat. Visited during July 2013.

Thank SalmanKasbati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An experience to die for with the beautiful gardens and paths to walk in. Well maintained and a pleasure to see! It calms me to walk in Kirstenbosch and there is a restaurant where you can have breakfast and another one for lunch with well prepared food to enjoy. The "snake" is something to experience too. Nothing scary, only enjoyable!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens and really lovely place to visit. The boomslang walk was interesting too and all in all a stunning place to spend a few hours Nd enjoy winter sunshine

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of the best team buildings I ever done' i would re-comment it to any team, you had to relay on one another

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's really amazing to go there and enjoy the great 7200 deferent types of flowers , spend the day as picnic and enjoy it you wont regret it Also try the taste of water from the deep ground so yummy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to the gardens, and besides walking on the canopy I wanted to go hiking along the "hidden" trails of the garden. It was a great decission, in 2 hours we just met 3 people and we felt like being in a forest hundreds of miles away from civilization. Do not forget to get a detailed... More 

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