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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 via mobile

Lovely gardens, many birds and plants to see as well. The boardwalk is a definite must, the views are rather good, although it can get a bit crowded at times. The fees to enter are a bit high but if you make it a half...More

Thank Douglas N
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see when you visit Cape town. You can get there by using the hop on hop off bus. It's an enormous and beautiful garden. You can get there ready for a picnic or long walks through sprawling gardens. there is also an amphitheatre...More

1  Thank 155019Nikki
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hour and a half we spent here was totally inadequate. Not only are the gardens beautiful, an enormous amount of information about them and their uses is presented in an easily accessible way. Highly recommended.

Thank GDH1p
Reviewed 4 days ago

No visit to Cape Town, South Africa would be complete without spending a few hours wandering around in the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Find a spot somewhere on the sprawling lawns, enjoy a picnic and then lie back to listen the Cape birdlife singing...More

Thank Elsabe_B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely afternoon in the park. Great walk around and a peaceful feeling from visiting. Clean, well-designed, fantastic sceenery. Did not have lunch but looks great. We brought our own much. Great area for a picnic.

Thank ninarydlandolsen
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love gardens and the outdoors and a bonus - with mountain views, then this one is made in Heaven!! Although we hit a drought patch in Cape Town this year, the garden managed to remain lush because of the proximity to the mountains...More

Thank dycch1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little bit skeptical at first, I thought it's gonna be just another botanical garden. But I was wrong. One of the most beautiful places, the Table Mountain background is perfect in this scenario. Definitly a must when visiting Cape Town, you won't...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a must see in Cape Town and a place that I would go again and again. The paths are beautiful, the plants interesting. We enjoyed strolling along and also got a good work out on the uphill grades. The scenic views...More

1  Thank SuzJim2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

If flowers and a casual stroll or hike is your thing... then this is the place to visit. It was beautiful! Loved the gardens and the food in restaurant Moyo was divine. They certainly know what customer service is in Africa! Loved the bonsai collection...More

Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit, picnic and walk. Great views of Table Mountain and Lions Head. Gardens are lovely, maintained nicely. Facilities are clean. Plenty of places to stop and rest and nice cafes to have lunch or a meal.

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July 3, 2017|
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Response from KarenHornby12 | Reviewed this property |
The canopy bridge, the dinosaur valley, the sculptures, obviously the plants, take time to slow down and enjoy the tranquility, too.
February 21, 2017|
Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, there will be many plants in flower in Kirstenbosch in August. It is a good time to see fynbos, (which is at its best in winter-spring), there will be many proteas (Protea spp., including the King Protea), pincushions... More
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Guy D | Reviewed this property |
No you can pitch at the gates a buy tickets at the counter