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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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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

Thank seeking_direction
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit when visiting Cape Town..."fyn bos" gardens and trees are stunning ...the "boomslang walk" above the trees ...peace and tranquility...streams ...bird life ...garden art ...allow enough time to walk the short trails !

Thank leonmq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The immaculate Kirstenbosch Gardens lie in a picturesque setting beneath Table Mountain. The various walkways are well-marked and safe. On a sunny day, bring a picnic or eat at one of the restaurants. The gift shop and nursery are reasonably priced and have a lovely...More

Thank AmyCatherineDillon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited Cape Town before but never got to see Kirstenbosch. It's now on my absolutely "must-see" list for friends and family. The best times to visit are in the morning, or in the late afternoon, and be sure to book a guided golf-cart...More

Thank JJ_Orlando_FL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful! We'd never seen so many different plants in a botanical garden. Take a towel, snacks and wine to picnic on the grounds and save a whole day to enjoy this place, it will be worth it!

Thank Paula I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, Nicely maintained, plus an awesome view of the mountain. The treetop walk is great and there are some good trails so go on. The restaurant inside it has good food too. Nice place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

Thank bagelobagel
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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