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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Botanical Park, it a great for a family Picnic and walking around. It is huge and the view from "boomslang" bridge ia simply beautiful.loads of space to allow kids just run free.

Thank Jenie N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately we only had an hour to explore these extensive gardens, but we were so glad we went. Easily could have spent the day here exploring the variety of gardens they have. The plant identification markers were very good, as were the directional signs for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply huge and beautiful views with very naturally arranged flower and tree beds. A must visit and as close to Jurassic Park as you'll get! It took my breath away

Thank Ayesha P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the winter which is probably the gardens at their poorest - and they were still beautiful. Very peaceful midweek and interesting to walk around.

Thank N D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and scenery. Visited in the winter and it was very quiet and relaxing walking around the gardens.

Thank SparklingEms
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Gorgeous even in the winter. Enjoyed the walk to the hanging bridge. The Protea were something else! GORGEOUS

Thank teri w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kirstenbosch is a fantastic garden and would surely rank amongst the best in the world. The garden lies at the foot of table mountain and was part of the land willed by Cecil Rhodes to the state. The garden has a lot of events during...More

Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large gardens with beautiful views, featuring all the typical Cape flora and additional African species. Pros: - Nice getaway from the city - Informative sign posts - Good restaurants Cons: - 30 minutes drive from the city, so need to plan and allow for a...More

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when visiting Cape Town - the gardens are immaculate and absolutely stunning! There is a wide variety of trees and plants. There is also a very nice restaurant called the Tea Room which serves the best scones! An entire day...More

Thank Pavania N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such beautiful gardens - I would visit every day if I could! Always something different to see, great spots for picnics and restaurants for meals, walk, take a book, take a nap....

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June 2, 2018|
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Response from mullchantal | Reviewed this property |
Best time is over spring and summer which is from October to early may. It won't be terrible, but it may rain, bit with the current low rain levels, it probably wont. The gardens are beautiful all year round tho, and it is... More
Ju D
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Giampiero P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I just saw your question! I am in Switzerland. You should have contacted the Botanical Gardens, not me. Take care / all the best. Piero
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January 23, 2018|
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Response from 421darrinh | Reviewed this property |
I too would recommend getting those tickets before hand, online. "To avoid any disappointments and maybe secure good seats. I'm sure you could still get tickets at the entrance, but personally I would get them in advance... More