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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
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Absolutely beautiful

I spent only a few hours there but it was awesome. All the different plants, the view and the restaurant are adorable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent only a few hours there but it was awesome. All the different plants, the view and the restaurant are adorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I discovered this by accident. I am glad I did. I had a day to kill on a business trip to Cape Town so I took the Red Bus Tour (Blue Route) to see what I could see. When I got to the Botanical Garden I hopped off. For 60 rand I wasn't expecting a lot. You get a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will enjoy the most spectacular view of Table Mountain from the manicured Kirstenbosch gardens. The view makes this attraction a must see when visiting Cape Town. The gardens provides a great picnic venue and day out with the family. The 360 degree view from the tree canopy walkway is amazing. You will also have access to a few different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great insight into the native flora and rather a lot of bird life on show as well. Spectacular gardens with Table Mountain as a backdrop. The recently opened canopy walk is well worth a look, with panels describing what you can see, including an explanation of why Table Mountain is flat topped. If travelling there by taxi, don't rely on... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are beautiful. The place is vast and green and you can enjoy long walks in nature in a way that most botanical gardens do not provide worldwide. The boomslang canopy bridge was our favorite place! As was the enchanted forest. However, the garden does not boast gardens of flowers as do many other botanical gardens. It is... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kirstenbosch is a wonderful outing. First stroll through the gardens Take a walk over the cobra that is a elevated walkway and enjoy the scenery of the gardens. After that enjoy a lovely meal in one of the restaurants. It is a wonderful outing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must to go to. The garden is beautiful and well maintained. You can even picnic there. And the views are just great!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place. The flowers the trees, everything! Just great to visit and roam around. A must visit place !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These gardens, which date back to 1913, are housed on 528 hectares (1300 acres). There is ample free parking and when my wife and I visited, the admission fee was 60 Rand per adult. In addition to the various species of trees, plants and flowers visitors can enjoy, there are a number of statues, animals, butterflies and insects that visitors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the first hop on hop off bus to the gardens, which is great if you really want to enjoy the beauty and isolation. The gardens became quickly packed as the morning headed towards the afternoon. There's so much to see and enjoy - from amazing gardens and plants to beautiful views of the mountains and Cape. I would... More 

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