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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canopy walk” (195 reviews)
“moyo restaurant” (72 reviews)
“table mountain” (808 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is unique and beautiful. It is a place that is for the whole family may you have teenagers or new additions to the family it is a good place for all.

Thank Jodie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kirstenbosch is a beautiful place to visit and is a must when in Cape Town. We decided to walk around the gardens with a guide and I'm so pleased we did as he was so knowledgeable and interesting, we learnt so much. The walk takes...More

Thank bark382
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Table mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to these gardens. The gardens are divided into themed areas which are well explained. The treetop walkway is a great addition giving a different perspective of the gardens. We visited the tearooms for lunch which served excellent food and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kirstenbosch is a glorious place. Regardless of the season, a visit is always rewarding. Enjoy the walks, discover the plants and soak up the views. Try the Boomslang canopy walk. These have to be among the most beautiful gardens in the world.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These are the most beautiful gardens in the most dramatic setting. From the outstanding tearoom to the stone statues, to the service at the restaurants - proudly South African!

Thank debbyvz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit when in Cape Town and it never disappoints as there is always something different. The tree top walk being the latest new attraction affording a glimpse of life in the tree canopy. Managed to get tickets for the Sunday Music Event (Liverpool's...More

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon walk around these beautiful gardens. We were there for a couple of hours but could have easily stayed all day. Lovely to sit and enjoy the views but we walked for two hours and didn't feel that we had covered all...More

Thank Maria W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took an Uber out to the gardens as there really isn't a MyCiti option, however it worked out at only about £5 each way from the city. We had pre-booked web tickets (ZAR 65) and had assumed as is the case at Table mountain,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning gardens. Nice to walk around and to learn about Mother Nature. All trees and plants are described.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We often walk from Constantia New to Kirstenbosch, and it's aways a treat to relax and enjoy the gardens on a warm afternoon, before walking back again. One of the most pleasant forms of relaxation!

Thank John H
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Ju D
7 March 2018|
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Response from Stacey D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large parking lot. If you are attending a concert I would recommend to arrive early to get a parking spot and a good spot for the show. People do bring coolers and food along with blankets. Otherwise, an UBER... More
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Sarah S
23 January 2018|
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Response from 421darrinh | Reviewed this property |
I too would recommend getting those tickets before hand, online. "To avoid any disappointments and maybe secure good seats. I'm sure you could still get tickets at the entrance, but personally I would get them in advance... More
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Sarah S
21 January 2018|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
There is no wifi in the Garden, but Moyo Restaurant, which is situated inside the Garden, provides wifi.
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