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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 today via mobile

I was initially worried that nothing would be in bloom during my winter visit, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The gardens are stunning and sweep up the mountain side. I made sure I was there in time for the 90 minute docent tour...More

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Reviewed today

Spring at Kirstenbosch is mind blowing to see the yellow , orange and white Namaqualand daisies up close and personal, bees and carpenter bees hovering around!!. Photographers paradise!Beautiful views from on top of the Boomslang , canopy bridge walk above the trees . Resting in...More

Thank lyn n
Reviewed today via mobile

Very nicely laid out garden - with it being winter most was not in bloom. If you were into gardening it would mean more but after days in vehicles it is a pleasant walk. Only need about 1.5 hours.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is simply a big park, lots of places for picknick of a relaxing time to enjoy the sun but not more. The flowers/ trees are not impressive, the plants areas are pretty small so we were deeply disappointed. Not recommended for families/ children/...More

Thank Aviv S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kirstenbosch is the largest of the countries 11 botanical gardens.When we arrived on Sunday 2nd September it was pouring with rain and we sheltered for a while but soon the rain cleared and it was a magnificent day. It rises up part of the Eastern...More

Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kirstenbosch is very beautifull. There is such a great variety of plants we have never seen before. Even all the birds were stunning. As the area is very hilly you have to be good on foot. Great experience. Enjoyed the Tree Canopy Walkway

Thank Manuela1007
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do try and do the guided walk, I went at 2pm and I think there are two in the morning, Best would be to do the morning ones to give time to see the rest of the gardens. My must hit points were the glass...More

Thank Camper817643
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful visit to these incredible gardens. Plants that are indigenous to South Africa. We really enjoyed it there. Worth the visit,

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to have an absolutely magnificent clear day when we visited the table mountain Beautiful views of Capetown below

Thank Vinothav
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited a bit out of season so not everything was in flower but the place was still absolutely stunning with a lovely walk around too. The treetop walk was particularly lovely with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and Cape Town.

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Julie C
19 September 2018|
Response from Chef_Life_Eats | Reviewed this property |
Early morning when maybe there will be dew on the ground and flowers or during early evening for spectacular sundown views of Cape Town.
2 June 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
7 March 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