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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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US$58.50*
and up
Cape Town Flexi Attractions Pass
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to arrive on a Friday morning just before a (free) guided tour started. It was nice seeing and hearing about a lot of the highlights of the gardens. I spent about 2 hours here, but it would be easy to stay longer. Entry was R70.00 ($6) which was a bargain considering how beautiful the gardens are.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regardless if you are into gardens or not this is a must see of interest to everyone. It is simply put one of the top gardens in the world with rare plants you will not see anywhere else. It is laid out in an incredible setting where you can spend two hours or an entire day. We wanted to take the tour but missed it and did not want to wait an hour for the next one. We are very glad that happened as we saw so much more just following the map and seeing everything on our own. The tree tops skyway is really unique too. Can't say enough about this place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at 4pm in winter time. 2 hours was enough to visit all the park but if I had a chance I would go there afternoon spend more time. You can enjoy with all tones of green and breath fresh air. Also easy to observe natural life and animals. I do recommend this place.

Thank gokozk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a nice place to visit, tranquil and beautiful. However, during my visit not very many flowers were in blossom, and a lot of plants were suffering from the drought.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for an afternoon concert and decided to picnic in the gardens before. Wow..
incredible... the gardens are immaculate. The variety is astonishing and you really need time to take it all in and appreciate the beauty. Suggest good comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your camera!

Thank Mich D
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