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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed yesterday

Very close to Cape Town, this is a short Uber ride and well worth the visit. There are some unique plants to find and a number of "garden" walks to enjoy. Nice bonsai exhibit as you enter. This is a very large place so expect...More

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed yesterday

We're into gardens & heard that this was a great place to visit - it's not, it's a fantastic place! You could easily spend a whole day here exploring the various areas with hidden winding paths. The only small gripe we had was that the...More

Thank northampton15
Reviewed yesterday

I don't normally visit botanical gardens but I have been here once and I had to make a second trip. I learnt so much, i enjoyed the views of Table Mountain and I loved the beautiful gardens. There are some free guided tours and you...More

Thank keoagile41
Reviewed yesterday

I came here early in the morning and found it very peaceful here. The gardens are vast and full of beautiful plants and trees. I really enjoyed the garden for medical purposes which showed a lot of plants and how they can be used to...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful array of flowers and plants to see as you wander around the many paths and trails. Green spaces for sitting down and taking in this wonderful place away from busy Cape Town. The side of Table Mountain offers the perfect backdrop to your visit....More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted for the hop-on hop-off red bus to get to the garden. It was a nice ride to and from. The garden itself is really beautiful, with good signage for the paths as well as the plants. If you like proteas or ericas you...More

Thank travel-lms
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely expansive garden with plants all native to South Africa. According to our guide one of the top 7 botanical gardens in the world. We found the protea garden to be exceptional. Note that this garden is located on a hill so there is...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a world heritage site and just for this one should visit.The garden is beautifully landscaped and has numerous varieties of plants and flowers. We spent about 2 hours but one can spend a whole morning or afternoon and still feel that...More

Thank DilipPune
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gorgeous experience that rivals the other great botanical gardens around the world. Possibly my favorite botanical gardens to visit, right right up there next to the Singapore Botanical Gardens when it comes to scale and beauty of the flowers and plat life. Well groomed, but...More

Thank JW-relaxed-traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These extensive, heritage listed gardens are worth the trip. The "snake" - a canopy walkway was great fun. We saw many sugarbirds, geese and chicks, sunbirds and even a Cape Eagle Owl sitting boldly on the path. Beautifully maintained in the midst of a drought...More

Thank RPThorne
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Douglas N | Reviewed this property |
For the walk to be worth while, at least two hours. If you haven't been there before and like plants, birds and insects, then the whole day could be spent there.
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.