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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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We spent the afternoon wandering around taking in all the sights, if you go to Cape Town dont miss it

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The themed gardens are laid out along the mountainside. Walk to the top to take in views, canopy plants, and proteas.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 5 days ago

so much to see it was fantastic. We got a fast visit with a guide in a golf cart. The gardens go on forever. So many plants and trees.For first timers this is the way to go. If you have the time take a picnic...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The garden is very huge and beautiful. A lot of unique trees and flowers. Quite a lot of walking. The canopy walk was good. Best place for picnic. There is a lovely restaurant. Very very huge garden. Remember which entrance you are entering.

Thank Selina23
Reviewed 6 days ago

Explore the natural mountain haven gardens of Table Mountain resting on the South Western slopes of Kirstenbosch to enjoy the perfection of Cape Botanical life, birds, bees and its eco friendly climatic cycle throughout the year. Whether relaxing amongst its public spaces, or in the...More

Thank drdenver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very big beautiful garden with lots of diversity. You can easily spend a day here to do a hiking trails. Not only a high diversity of plants but also a high diversity of walking trails; from paved reasonable flat paths to paths...More

Thank Rho28500
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was somewhat disappointing or not what I expected. There isn’t much flowers, more trees. At best this is a good picnic spot.

Thank travcaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited the Botanical Gardens and what a beautiful place to visit! It has loads of flowers and plants that I have never seen or heard of before. There are a number of trails that you can explore but remember that they are mostly uphill...More

Thank MariaAWaugh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see for nature lovers and anyone who enjoys beautiful scenery. It is the definitive collection of the amazingly diverse SA flora. The recently completed Boomslang walk , apart from being an amazing structure, affords spectacular views of the gardens and mountains...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here by myself on a Sunday afternoon and was absolutely amazed by the variety of flowers and trees this garden has to offer. This place is the perfect spot for nature lovers, people wanting to have a nice picnic with friends and loners...More

Thank Annelies R
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, we allow picnics in the Garden. You are welcome to bring your own food, or get a picnic hamper from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant. Picnic blankets are welcome, but we don't allow garden furniture.
Chantelle d
18 October 2017|
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Response from dreyeresther |
Free guided tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 Monday to Friday and at 10h00 on Saturdays. Free guided tours also leave from the Garden Centre (Gate 2) at 11h00 Monday to... More
16 October 2017|
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Response from Denise and Dirk B | Reviewed this property |
Yes some of my friends went there a few days ago and told me it was incredible.