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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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An absolute must for anyone visiting Cape Town. We packed a picnic basket and sat on the green lawns, watching the children run and play all while looking at the beautiful... read more

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An absolute must for anyone visiting Cape Town. We packed a picnic basket and sat on the green lawns, watching the children run and play all while looking at the beautiful mountains around us. The gardens are filled with sculpture, interesting facts about the plants and a stunningly big array of plants.

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Food at Moyo i think the could see the tomato is rotten the garden it self was great. Just the food was very very bad.

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Loved our visit to these gardens. The Bird of Paradise flowers were amazing and views stunning. Plenty of seats and public toilets in the way round. A great visit.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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A walk in this botanical garden takes you close to nature. The views are stunning and a visit makes an enjoyable walk possible.

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It's must if you are in Cape Town for an extended period The Gardens are lovely Make sure you take some water

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Very nice gardens. Lots of great sculptures and interesting plants and flowers. They grow indigenous plants to South Africa. Great views of Table Mountain.

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This place is awesome and the best of its kind I have ever visited. It was started hundreds of years ago and it shows. The tree canopy walk will charm adults and little children alike, and I learned so much about various plants.

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Definitely worth a trip, free guided tours are available weekdays at 10,11am and 2pm. A few hours can easily be spent here just enjoying the wonderful gardens and the incredible land space around.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many sculptures and various kind of plants for you to explore. The highlights to me are boomslang tree canopy walk and the 90years old bonsai. Great walk and you can take a break at the tea room for a coffee and delicious scones

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We joined a tour, visiting all major spots near Cape Town. This place is the last place on our list, and we were given 45 minutes to take a quick look. We took the easy route - went straight down then turned right. We saw the medicine garden and the aroma garden. On the way back, we passed by the... More 

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