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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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Loved walking around this garden. The canopy walk is amazing. The grounds are so well kept, and the landscaping is beautiful. The views are exceptional! They have concerts in the... read more

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved walking around this garden. The canopy walk is amazing. The grounds are so well kept, and the landscaping is beautiful. The views are exceptional! They have concerts in the park and we were in the gardens before one started, the people watching and hearing the band tune up was a special part of the day. I also recommend to... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A major disappointment during our stay in Capetown. Very little colour and very little information about what trees and bushes there were. Few birds. The tour on an elongated golf buggy is a must to get any useful info at all. The conservatory near the main entrance is good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there on Christmas Day for a picnic with friends from South Africa including 5 kids 3 to 9 years old. We walked around and the children run around and enjoy their day as well as the adult, very nice landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful gardens. Great free 90 minute tour from volunteer Di who told us and showed us lots of interesting stories and facts related to the indigenous plants there. She led us by a shady path for the most part which helped on this truly sweltering day. All the gardens are beautiful, well labelled and kept. Topped off by a great... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a scenic venue but I wasn't impressed with the vegetation or setting. The map which I bought was difficult to interpret and the park was somewhat samee

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on the hop on hop off bus on a beautiful sunny day. They've made some changes since we visited a few years ago - a bigger shop & cafe. The plants, lawns and views are second to none. A perfect place to visit with a picnic, for a walk or for music concert which takes place frequently during... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens. Going around the golf-cart vehicle with a guide made it easy. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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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