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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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a walk at Kirstenbosch 2day. Was very hot but oh so beautiful. Walked over the Boomslang bridge, which was breathtakingly beautiful. Some nice little restaurants on the premises as well. A day well spent.

Thank mullchantal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Given how this is a must see on every Cape Town list, we had high expectations for Kirstenbosch. The botanical gardens, while beautiful, fell slightly short from our expectations. The garden was well maintained, with beautiful flowers and green spaces. It was interesting to see...More

Thank limericklin
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been in Kirstenbosch using the City Sightseeing Bus and I have to say that it should be a must if you are in Cape Town. The garden is quite big, but it is very relaxing to walk, smell the flowers, sitting on a bench...More

1  Thank RoxTud
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a huge beautiful garden with lots of walking and pathways, decide what the highlights are for you and make your way there. the golf cart tour needs to be booked in advance and this maybe a good idea for older or unfit people to...More

Thank MrsMitha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kirstenbosch is probably one of the most stunning botanical gardens I haven't visited as it is situated on the foothills of Table mountains. I spent a whole day here stopping and smelling the roses, or rather, the proteas and fynbos. Rain was due the day...More

1  Thank Mas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here on a somewhat cool and rainy day. I walk around a bit throughout the gardens and didn't see anything too exotic which was what I was expecting. Just a lot of unique trees that were centennials and older. They have an excellent...More

Thank kendrano
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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.