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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 799 8899
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is...

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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A must visit location in CT

With absolutely beautiful , well maintained flora, these gardens are perhaps one of the most desirable places to visit in Cape Town. Family friendly with vast spaces for young... read more

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With absolutely beautiful , well maintained flora, these gardens are perhaps one of the most desirable places to visit in Cape Town. Family friendly with vast spaces for young children and lots of pathways leading to canopy walks overlooking the gardens and surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. No better place to chill out and relax with a picnic basket ,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this (justifiably) popular spot on a hot and sunny Tuesday, to enjoy the high- quality local art on exhibition, a light lunch in the Tea Room and a leisurely stroll around the famous gardens. The upper Tea Room was extremely busy (inside and outside seating), but we were soon seated in the cool interior and quickly and efficiently... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited twice during our 5 days in Capetown because it was so good. The setting is fantastic, nestling below Table Mountain. The variety of flowers and shrubs is extensive and the Treetop Canopy walk should not be missed

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Sunday evening summer concerts are a must for every person that enjoys a relaxed picnic in a natural setting with live and amazing entertainment.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These gardens are much more than simply an extensive botanical paradise. They are also the home of two excellent restaurants, a thriving research centre, the starting point for a hike up Table Mountain, and a place to relax in many of the uncrowded areas to simply zone out and get your sanity back. Take time to linger, reflect, and get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a Capetonian it amazes me how beautiful our city is and inside it you can escape to a wonderful enchanted Garden where you are away from the hustle of the city. You can sit back and enjoy a glass of champagne and listen to the water flowing down the streams. Not to miss is the snake bridge with vistas... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is something you must have on your activities plan. The gardens have all you'd like to see in the line of flora and had many awards from the Chelsea Flower Show to boast about. There are sunny walks, secluded, shaded benches to rest and brook meandering through to find butterflies or just enjoy the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit regularly,and as a photographer it is a fantastic place to shoot birds and flowers, great day out in nature and good food and other amenities available!!! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This destination has friendly and helpful staff especially with tourist not being able to find their way. The amenities are clean and well looked after,a rare find in public areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful botanical gardens with a massive variety of flora. the bridge is a nice added touch and the views of the mountain are amazing

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