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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 yesterday

Lovely gardens and lovely walks. Lots of birds to listen to. Very informative with louds of information. To top it all of a very good restaurant. Try the crocodile tail pie as a starter.

Thank david n
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say? Mountains, beautiful indigenous foliage and a Christmas Carols concert in the park! Perfect! A must see for visitors to RSA. Magnificent place which gives a taste of our local flora. Proteas abound.

Thank Bev F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is on the edge of Cape Town, bang up against the lower slopes of Table Mountain. A visit to Cape Town without visiting Kirstenbosch would mean missing this world class highlight and gardens. You can conveniently get there by taxi or uber....More

1  Thank Davidrorippa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we came here during the time when there was a shortage of water so they were unable to water the plants and flowers but even than even without flowers the place looks great You can walk in the treetops on a slangenkopbridge and walk...More

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go earlier in the day to avoid the crowds and also the heat. The gardens are spread out and massive but well organized. There are golf cart tours for people who have difficulty walking. One of the highlights was to go on the Tree Canopy...More

1  Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 4 days ago

To get a view of Cape Province Fynbos then you will be entranced by these botanical gardens with exceptional Proteas

Thank Carollo100
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful botanical park with many unique trees and plants, guided walking tour available, nice restaurant inside.

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge gardens in the shade of table mountain, however it is all uphill and you need good shoes (not flipflops) for this walk. The forest walk is a worth doing , the park is so big its difficult to get around in one afternoon but...More

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting this to be as good as it was - amazing scenery and walks. Highly recommended a must see

Thank Oskar P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love all gardens and this gem of Cape Town was a special treat. It is pretty large, allow enough time to enjoy leisurely. One of my favorite flowers, bird of paradise, are large and abundant and enjoyed their "greeting" along the main walk. Everything is...More

Thank sandra n
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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