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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 today via mobile

A very educational and beautiful at the same time. Sweeping views of the city when going up the slopes. For the kids - dinosaur statues, Van Riebecks hedge, safe stream to play in, Boomslang walk way and great fields. Unfortunately no ball games and pets...More

Thank rgrizane
Reviewed today via mobile

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden should be on you must see list. Big garden, decided in several plants/flowers/trees areas. Perfectly maintained, beautiful views on the hills. Since it’s so big you don’t have the feeling that a lot of other visitors are there as well. Take some...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the "90 minute" tour conducted by a volunteer. The tour ended up at the 2 1/2 hour mark and it flew by. If you don't have the time, you will love the gardens regardless however the tour adds depth to your visit and...More

1  Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A real highlight for our CT visit, especially the bridge but all of this spot was just so beautiful! We took our 8 & 11 yo boys who liked it enough to let us walk everywhere we wanted to see. A peaceful and gorgeous afternoon!...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even on a rainy day these gardens were beautiful to walk through. Spring blooms were starting to show themselves. The tree top walk was amazing. Loved the Bird of Paradise bloom dedicated to Nelson Mandela. Would have loved to spend more time exploring these lovely...More

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 2 days ago

The botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch are always beautiful, with a spectacular setting under Table Mountain. The gardens should definitely feature on anyone’s itinerary and are easily accessible. Anything from a couple of hours to most of a day could be spent here. Note that if...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Traveling down the memoryland..... Kirstenbosch is one of my favourite place to be when I was studying in UCT in the early 90’s. Back to visit it again this January, would definitely visit again with my children when they are older.

Thank Hwa W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a whole day in the gardens, and had a wonderful experience of seeing may different plants, fantastic views, and much to prove additional interest from the bird life to themed areas such as medicinal and scent gardens.

1  Thank SallyChris D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped off here on our way down to the Cape, very reasonably priced for entry and spent a few hours looking around the gardens after it was recommended by our apartment owner. Immaculately maintained with some very pretty flowers, lakes and Mountain scenery, the...More

Thank 08sk73
Reviewed 5 days ago

You simply cannot go wrong with Kirstenbosch, unless you try to do it too quickly. Take your time to soak it all in. Walk as far as you can.

Thank robr590
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October 16, 2017|
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Yes at this time of the year should be blooming
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