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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%
  • Poor1%
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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 via mobile

The garden is very huge and beautiful. A lot of unique trees and flowers. Quite a lot of walking. The canopy walk was good. Best place for picnic. There is a lovely restaurant. Very very huge garden. Remember which entrance you are entering.

Thank Selina23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a very big beautiful garden with lots of diversity. You can easily spend a day here to do a hiking trails. Not only a high diversity of plants but also a high diversity of walking trails; from paved reasonable flat paths to paths...More

Thank Rho28500
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was somewhat disappointing or not what I expected. There isn’t much flowers, more trees. At best this is a good picnic spot.

Thank travcaine
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just visited the Botanical Gardens and what a beautiful place to visit! It has loads of flowers and plants that I have never seen or heard of before. There are a number of trails that you can explore but remember that they are mostly uphill...More

Thank MariaAWaugh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for nature lovers and anyone who enjoys beautiful scenery. It is the definitive collection of the amazingly diverse SA flora. The recently completed Boomslang walk , apart from being an amazing structure, affords spectacular views of the gardens and mountains...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here by myself on a Sunday afternoon and was absolutely amazed by the variety of flowers and trees this garden has to offer. This place is the perfect spot for nature lovers, people wanting to have a nice picnic with friends and loners...More

Thank Annelies R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow this garden is stunning!! Exceeded all my expectations! Been there for hours, strolling around in the beautiful garden, theres so much to explore! And once you're a bit tired from all the walking, you just find yourself a nice place in the Park to...More

Thank Dorea M
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic venue for a trip down memory lane for 3 UK ageing rockers and 2 daughters whose only experience was to be forced to listen Cat's music in the car or in the womb. We had a bit of a wait on the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

this botanical garden is just amazing, I absolutely love it. it was raining so we couldn't do any picnic but i recommend to go there Sunday because there is a lot of concerts and u can enjoy during your picnic. A lot of flowers and...More

Thank Malgorzata R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a place I simply had to revisit as bad weather forced us away early last year, we had a amazing walk around the gardens and across the boomslang bridge a must do if you are visiting as its a treetop walk worth the...More

Thank KazSlater
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November 1, 2017|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, we allow picnics in the Garden. You are welcome to bring your own food, or get a picnic hamper from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant. Picnic blankets are welcome, but we don't allow garden furniture.
Chantelle d
October 18, 2017|
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Response from OurWanderingCasa | Reviewed this property |
Our guide in the garden was the same guide as our day tour through the Peninsula. We hired him through Thompson"s Tours.
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Denise and Dirk B | Reviewed this property |
Yes some of my friends went there a few days ago and told me it was incredible.