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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the most beautiful botanical garden I've seen. Both the variety of plants and the setting on the side of a mountain are amazing. I will say that I wish the signs were a bit better, both for directions and for plant information.

Thank scooter194
Reviewed yesterday

probably not a "must do" in Cape town, unless you are interested in this specific topis...but surely one of the most beautiful botanical garden i have ever visited. huge and in perfect conditions. entrance price is adequate

Thank Romano S
Reviewed yesterday

In November the Botanical garden is full of flowers, especially the Fynbos varieties. On all the lawns large number of people, but it is not crowded at all. Even with a stroller it is possible to walk most of the paths. A fantastic half day.

Thank huys25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good vibes at one of the most beautiful national botanical garden in South Africa, it's spectacular...go and spend at least 1hour, it really colourful lots of new life tree are blooming it's unbelievable.

Thank acefikm
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a bit disappointed with the lack of colour and wildlife given we visited in late spring early summer. The higlight for us was the art exhibition Neverthe less it was a pleasant enough walk

Thank TheCrofties
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went through on Friday afternoon in preparation to watch Texas at the gardens. Although we had to wait in a fairly long queue until they opened up the concert area, once we were inside it was awesome. The views are magnificent and the gentle...More

Thank kimsim13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice scenery, but honestly I did not find that this was a must do in Cape Town. Unless you're really into gardens, I would leave this for the end of your trip if you still have extra time on your hands. We only spent a...More

Thank Jolie J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a very hot summer's day when not all the flowers were in bloom but still magnificent. Views from the canopy walk across to table mountain were also. The restaurent moyo again worth a visit. The food was lovely and the entertainment lively....More

1  Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 5 days ago

No visit to Cape Town is complete without a stroll through the most beautiful garden in Africa. For my spouse and me, it ranks along with Butchart Garden in British Columbia, Canada as the two best we have ever seen. Comprising an area of two...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's definitely a must, it's an amazing place, I go there once a month more or less, and I love it ... and also for the bird lovers, nice place to take pictures

Thank sylvie b
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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 dreyeresther |
Free guided tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 Monday to Friday and at 10h00 on Saturdays. Free guided tours also leave from the Garden Centre (Gate 2) at 11h00 Monday to... More
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.