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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

We were treated to a great garden walk with Gerry (there are free guided walks daily) for 2.5 hours! This is said to be among the world's greatest botanical gardens, and one could easily appreciate why with its beauty and diversity. Come see the King...More

Thank nguyenanhtuan
Reviewed yesterday

It's quite low-key but there's lots to see here, including for non-botanists/gardeners (like us). We spent four hours here, including an excellent tea at the tea room. There's a huge range of flowers and plants, well-laid out gardens, great views up to Table Mountain, and...More

Thank martinbrasher
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a magical garden and so big ! if you enjoy gardens and the outdoors you had better save a whole day for this activity As well as the formal gardens there are extensive walking trails leading from the garden out into the hills Beautifully...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not really a big fan of plants nor flowers, I just expected to have a nice morning that day, and be able to read a while in a quite place. I took one of the free tours with a lovely lady, and I was...More

Thank Javier B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gardens are nestled underneath the Table Mountain. I'm not really a plant person but the gardens are well maintained and set out. The gardens are also very popular with families having picnics here - you can see why. The treetop canopy walk is also...More

Thank WCOB
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens look like paradise. The varied fauna is very well kept, the gardens are clean and not too crowded, and the mountainous backdrop provide a surreal feel to the park that makes it stand out from other gardens I've been to.

Thank Fito S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a gem of a place, where you could easily spend the whole day wandering around the stunning gardens. There are well marked paths and trails to follow and photo opportunities around every corner. It is well worth a visit, you will not be...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am sure it is an amazing place for someone interested in plants and maybe a botanist but a regular person who doesn't know anything about plants, nothing to do there. We strolled around an hour or so and felt that it was pretty boring....More

Thank HelenAdamson
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had one day left in Cape Town and unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. The locals told us that if it going to rain anywhere, it would by Kirstenbosch. They were right. So through the rain and fog we went. Still the gardens were...More

Thank Travelaw
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very close to Cape Town, this is a short Uber ride and well worth the visit. There are some unique plants to find and a number of "garden" walks to enjoy. Nice bonsai exhibit as you enter. This is a very large place so expect...More

Thank yellowpixels
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from Douglas N | Reviewed this property |
For the walk to be worth while, at least two hours. If you haven't been there before and like plants, birds and insects, then the whole day could be spent there.
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.