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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 yesterday

There is an admission charge for the gardens. They do have bathrooms inside. Parking can be a challenge, especially on a busy day. We toured the gardens way too fast in about an hour and a half. I suggest taking more time to wander around...More

Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed yesterday

you pay entry but you can spent easily the whole day here, looking at flowers, having a hike or just having a picnic like some locals, loved it here and its easy to reach with the sightseeing bus if you don't want to rent a...More

Thank V_2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

We started and ended our day at Table Mountain only from two different perspectives. These beautiful grounds are well worth visiting and meandering through. In addition to the rare botanical species that you see, they have art and statues especially of creatures that lived long...More

Thank anon3200
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on the "other side" of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens provides an oasis of incredibly designed and maintained flora which will be enjoyed by enthusiasts as well as those just seeking out a peaceful spot to spend a few hours.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellently maintained, stunning views, exceptional gardens. Easily a whole day could be spent wandering these gorgeous and un-crowded surroundings. We went for the Boomslang but stayed 5 hours with our children.

Thank PwilliamsPwilliams
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow what a beautiful and special place. Amazing flowers and landscapes. Is a must see when visiting Cape Town. Great starting point to hike up to Table Mountain. Recommend skeleton gorge hike. It's a tough and pretty long hike but provided great views. Great way...More

Thank Traveling_Two_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This refers to the Gift Shop only. The shop is run by a company called Natural World Elements in conjunction with Tigers Eye. Between the two of them, they have the worst customer service and product imaginable. Tacky product which is way overpriced and rude...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

FANTASTIC food for the soul - heaven on earth. Truly one of the seven wonders of earth. Breath taking scenery and spectacular setting

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful outdoor experience. Looking at the flowers and just taking a walk and pics is a nice relaxation experience. This place is a must see.

Thank ptmagadla
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden had wonderful landscaping and many unique and beautiful flowers.The plantings gave you a good overview of the country's plants.

Thank Reidduse
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Diaz L | Reviewed this property |
As long as you want to take. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. There are some steep hills. Kirstenbosch is very serene. There are benches everywhere, you can sit back and enjoy the view of the mountains, ocean, nature... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from KarenHornby12 | Reviewed this property |
The canopy bridge, the dinosaur valley, the sculptures, obviously the plants, take time to slow down and enjoy the tranquility, too.
21 February 2017|
Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, there will be many plants in flower in Kirstenbosch in August. It is a good time to see fynbos, (which is at its best in winter-spring), there will be many proteas (Protea spp., including the King Protea), pincushions... More