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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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This place is gorgeous to view, to relax, to be inspired. The new canopy walk was such a treat. So much to see and enjoy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This place is gorgeous to view, to relax, to be inspired. The new canopy walk was such a treat. So much to see and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kirstenbosch is in a great location at the foot of the Table Mountain range. It has a large range of plants on display from ancient cycads to unique Cape fauna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Like most botanical gardens, these don't disappoint either and boast an incredible variety of flora (we didn't see many animals, by the way). It's a beautiful place - peaceful, vivid and appealing to the eye. I especially liked the little signs and writings in favour of nature preservation and protection. If you like nature and beautiful scenery, it's definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here early as we were hoping to do Table Mountain but it was closed due to high winds. The gardens were beautiful and as we arrived just after they opened it was relatively quiet. The signs around the gardens provided interesting information and there was plenty to fill two to three hours. There was little wind here and... More 

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I would love to go back to Kirstenbosch another day, as February is not the month for the flowers, but it is a wonderful place to be, with the tree canopy, the lawns, wandering quail, healing plants, water features and so much else. Whilst the waterfront of Cape Town was beautifully sunny, Kirstenbosch was under the tablecloth of Table Mountain,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens were beautiful but were on a slope at the base of the backside of Table Mountain. One of our party had difficulty getting very far into the Gardens because of the slopes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though the weather was unbelievably hot, which certainly curtailed our exploration, our day at Kirstenbosch did not disappoint. Fabulous flora, with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Who could ask for more?

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A very nice day trip. Well organised. Prepare for the different shorter and longer walks in the garden; from easy to difficult. Worth going to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautiful gardens, well designed and in a stunning location. We took our 4 and 2 year old, but they were a bit bored, so would better suit adults who appreciated nature and scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Do visit!! We went early to avoid the crowd and had a wonderful time. Great for pictures! Not expensive and you can have lunch. (We did not; SA is so cheap yet here the prices seemed high)

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