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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 799 8899
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is...

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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Such good value. The most amazing range of plants even at this time of year. Beautifully kept and curated, a joy to amble around. Stunning views with the backdrop of Table... read more

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Such good value. The most amazing range of plants even at this time of year. Beautifully kept and curated, a joy to amble around. Stunning views with the backdrop of Table Mountain. Spent 3 hours here and barely scratched the surface.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very large garden with indiginous plants . You have to wear comfortable walking shoes as it is against theTable mountain and some paths are steep. You can take a picnic basket and have lunch on the lawns or eat in the restaurant. In summer they hold concerts in the amfi theatre and international artists give concerts there... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic day out. Many private, quiet spaces to ponder in. There is wheel chair access and electric buggy's for those who cannot walk easily. Take your time going around the medicinal garden and the fragrance area. Enjoy the information provided regarding the indigenous species.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit these gardens and I'm sure you will be taken aback by its sheer beauty. Take the guided tour and learn much more. The bridge nicknamed the "Boomslang" is a must and gives a beautiful view of the tree canopy. Definitely a place to visit when in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breathtaking display of indigenous species arranged in meandering trails. Lovely views looking into the city. What a delight to see Capetonians enjoying the gardens during the weekend. This is a well used and loved spot. Definitely add this to you list of "musts" in Cape Town.

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We went today because it was so highly rated we assumed the gardens were something special. They weren't. They were just gardens.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kirstenbosch Garden is a must see location in Cape Town. It is unlike a usual Botanical garden. This place has something in it that is special. If you are in the Cape in Spring, make a visit to this garden. Suited for kids!

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Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very refreshing the walks are relaxing. Beautiful gardens , children can run around freely. Will definitely go back again

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Kirstenbosch gardens is an experience that should be tried by anybody wanting some peace and tranquillity or just bond with nature again. The walks are safe and clearly marked and have sufficient resting places along the longer walks. On occasion there is music festivals combined with a picnic in the summer evenings and is awesome for a romantic evening... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the red bus on the blue route. Make sure to pay online a day early and you get a cheaper rate. One of the stops is Krstenbosch. There is so much to see here if you like trees, flowers, plants, and like to walk.

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