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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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  • Average3%
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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

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 2 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

If I had more time, I would definitely spent a whole afternoon in this garden. It is a perfect place to have a picnic (you’ll see people doing that there and you’ll regret not having a basket full of goodies with you). So bring a...More

Thank Alessandra_Naomi
Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds here are beautiful and huge. My wife and I are in good shape, but opted to pay for the hour-long golf cart tour before exploring on our own. We were happy we did this because the grounds are so large that you just...More

Thank Jere1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited three times in 2 weeks. Kirstenbosch is a little breath of heaven, climbing up the slopes of Table Mountain. The right mix of beautiful mixes of plants, draped with lawns perfect for picnics, and paths to explore wherever your curiosity leads you. You can...More

Thank SoMuch2Sea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately we were there in summer (Jan) so few things were blooming. We enjoyed going through the sculpture garden though.

Thank retired43
Reviewed 5 days ago

wow! What a place! Must visit if you’re in Cape Town and I am not even a big fan of botanical gardens. Very well maintained place with some stunning views of the table mountain in the background. The canopy walkway is the biggest attraction but...More

Thank Aditya J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful collaboration of fauna and floral. The trails and green areas are magnificent for hiking and picnics. Bring sun protection for your head.

Thank GoodFood
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have never come to CPT and not come to the gardens. The peace and tranquility is what makes this place have my heart. The Tea Room makes the best bobotie anywhere in Sa and the service is outstanding.

Thank Karin M
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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.