We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Book In Advance
5 570
All photos (5 570)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“canopy walk”(207 reviews)
“summer concerts”(163 reviews)
“table mountain”(865 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Cape Town
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
from US$15,70
More Info
from US$54,60
More Info
from US$89,10
More Info
Reviews (9 247)
Filter reviews
7 380 results
Traveller rating
5 652
1 483
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
5 652
1 483
Show reviews that mention
All reviews canopy walk summer concerts table mountain plants and trees stunning gardens cape town picnic basket bird life few hours natural beauty couple of hours skeleton gorge flora and fauna hop on hop off bus sunny day south africa proteas
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 7 380 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

We just took the blue line from Waterfront to visit the botanical garden. After 4 stops we arrived there. When you enter inside the main area you see bonsai trees which are at least 70-80 years old ! As you enter inside a huge and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aslan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent two hours here but would have loved to spend more. It was a beautiful hot day and we walked up to the Protea Gardens and the mountain views are amazing. There are many lovely varied gardens to walk through and some lovely photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cyrilthesquirrel
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not always a big garden fan but this was something else. Not just the Proteas but the colourful variety of plants and flowers was stunning. The setting is unique, the walkway and the total setting are memorable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vacationer167442
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have seen gardens of different cities of europe, but none as beutiful as this one... although it is not right to compare as each has something different to offer, but the only reason I say this is because a visit here should not be missed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riddhi V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is world class. The situation is magnificent and the variety of plant life and it presentation is beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barrys2326
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is undoubtedly one of the world's finest botanical gardens. It boasts a breathtaking array of indigenous flora in one of the world's richest floral kingdoms. It is also a place of great serenity, peace, and majestic views of Table mountain and the city environs....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank terod7
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had one hour, but this is the most beautiful gardens. Take the time to stop here. We went for the elevated canopy walkway - which was fantastic. Their Proteas are exquisite. We loved the sculpture garden. They have a concert lawn that would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been going to the gardens for years and years and was shocked by the level of upkeep and planting. This used to be one of the most well run properties in the whole of South Africa. A visitor there for the first time would not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ExperienceGlobal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every plant, flower, grass blade and trees together with all the insects, snakes, birds and all things living and working in our beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will forever be attributed to Phillip le Roux for being the best curator worldwide who passed away this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoziReviewer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kirstenbosch provides extensive outdoor gardens and limited indoor gardens demonstrating the local flora in large manicured gardens with a variety of ecosystems and a multitude of paths through them. Our visit of a couple hours only provided time to experience a small portion of what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
The Cellars-Hohenort
525 reviews
1.53 km away
The Andros Boutique Hotel
298 reviews
2.35 km away
Vineyard Hotel
1 550 reviews
2.51 km away
Highlands Country House
101 reviews
2.85 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
Greenhouse Restaurant
701 reviews
1.49 km away
moyo Kirstenbosch
577 reviews
.02 km away
The Conservatory
279 reviews
1.45 km away
Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant
427 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Ginkgo Petite Spa at The Andros Hotel
32 reviews
2.43 km away
Wynberg Park
19 reviews
2.36 km away
Cavendish Square
76 reviews
2.86 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alice T
7 November 2018|
Response from margie2300 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Alice Sorry for the delay - I have just seen your question. I regret I cannot help. I am just a very happy visitor to Kirstenbosch and am not in any way connected to it. But here is the official phone number 021 799... More
19 September 2018|
Response from Chef_Life_Eats | Reviewed this property |
Early morning when maybe there will be dew on the ground and flowers or during early evening for spectacular sundown views of Cape Town.