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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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

While you have had the opportunity to visit several outdoor botanical gardens in the world, I was not impressed more than this. Simply because the environment where it is located is incredible. I highly recommend it .... and if you go on summer time do...More

Thank P6scu6l
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Reviewed yesterday

As an avid garder and garden lover...this park has on full display so many plant species...Cape Town has it's own Plant Kingdom...everything grows in South Africa.

Thank terrycarlson2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love Kirstenbosch Gardens. Lovely to go for breakfast at Moya and then walk round the gardens. Definitely a must if you love flowers.

Thank Chrissyheynes
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens and the canopy walk... this was included in a tour and we could see right away we didn't have enough time... great shop as well and coffee... take some time and enjoy!

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The one thing we regret about our visit to the Botanical Garden is we didn't give ourselves enough time to relax and see it all. We'd recommend packing a lunch and taking the afternoon to wander and hang out. It's much larger than we expected...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the entrance, it is very difficult to predict how beautiful this garden truly is! It is by far the most breathtaking botanical garden we have visited. The canopy walkway cannot be missed and offered spectacular views of the gardens. We very much enjoyed the...More

Thank MGB724
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 3 days touring in and around Cape Town, we spent most of the next day enjoying a relaxing visit to these gardens.

Thank Traveling_In_Comfort
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit it, not so many flowers about but still very pretty. We were only there for a couple of hours very peaceful, not sure if they do buggy carts to take you around but if so I would do that. Some gardens...More

Thank Bluemargt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Botanical garden. Lots of interesting wildlife and the backdrop of table mountain. Not too many people either.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could not have walked it but I had arranged for golf art which came with a driver that really knew the history and most of the plants and trees. It was sprinkling and misting a bit and it is a beautiful garden with many...More

Thank John B
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sardunyalar
2 June 2018|
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Response from mullchantal | Reviewed this property |
Best time is over spring and summer which is from October to early may. It won't be terrible, but it may rain, bit with the current low rain levels, it probably wont. The gardens are beautiful all year round tho, and it is... More
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Ju D
7 March 2018|
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Response from Giampiero P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I just saw your question! I am in Switzerland. You should have contacted the Botanical Gardens, not me. Take care / all the best. Piero
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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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