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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

This is truly a magnificent Botanical garden, with the gorgeous backdrop of the back of Table Mountain. The garden concentrates largely on the Fynbos biome, but other indigenous plants, particularly cycads are well represented. If you arrive at 10 am there is a free guided...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kisternbosch garden is the most amazing in South Africa. Large variety of plants and biodiversity. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes. There are guided tours that are offered daily. The food in the restaurant is amazing. Do not leave Cape Town without spending...More

Thank Abby Thuly L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a very hot day unfortunately. it is still a lovely garden, many species of protea were in bloom. lovely place to walk around. Great shop too

Thank sms481
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, stunning gardens with a huge variety of plans in an amazing setting right under the mountains. What a privilege to walk around at love with nature. Right in constantia so close to number of great vineyards and restaurants.

1  Thank VincentRvanH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing to have this world class garden on our doorstep at entrance fees which is really not much. All the walkways are very well maintained, and the kids were able to really run around and get rid of their energy. Just a pity they did...More

Thank robert2323
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit on a sunny day as we did,wear comfortable shoes as it is a huge place if you want to see it all. So many different gardens and plants to see,just beautiful,lots of people took picnics and made a whole day...More

Thank Pauline H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is just impossible to say anything new or different about Kirstenbosch Gardens that hundreds of reviewers who have been there earlier have not already said. One needs is to consult a thesaurus for words to describe it. "Magnificent" comes to mind; so, too, does...More

Thank BigP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The admission is very reasonably priced compared to other gardens I've been too. Took the guided walk so glad we did we would have missed so much without it. The canopy bridge is great. I also liked learning about the plants from the dinosaur era....More

Thank DaisyMay56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is amazing to visit, it about 20 mins drive from city center, you have to pay to visit but worth it

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this as part of a tour with Cape Town Tour Guide Co.(reviewed separately). This was a lovely area and our guide knew information about both the area and the plants. This is a very nice botanical gardens and the fact that they have...More

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I plan to visit the gardens in August. Will there be much in flower?
February 21, 2017|
Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, there will be many plants in flower in Kirstenbosch in August. It is a good time to see fynbos, (which is at its best in winter-spring), there will be many proteas (Protea spp., including the King Protea), pincushions... More
do you have to pre book tickets?
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Guy D | Reviewed this property |
No you can pitch at the gates a buy tickets at the counter
Heather R
Cost of entry to gardens
September 23, 2016|
Response from ctm7944 | Reviewed this property |
Adults:R60 SA Students (with card): R30 Children (6 - 17 years): R15 Under 6 years: Free