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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

We were lucky enough to be staying only a mile from Kirstenbosch. However, we would have happily travelled a lot further as it is wonderful. We spent a good half a day there - including lunch at Moyo - and loved the layout, plants and...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed yesterday

The arrangement of gardens in themes, the native bird life clearly visible and the carefully manicured and maintained native flora makes this a nature lover's "must visit location". Wear good walking shoes, take a hat, plenty of water and a good camera - you will...More

Thank teeay65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Kirstenbosch in September and we had amazing family time. The gardens are well managed and there's variety of plants to see. This place is also ideal for picnics and quiet time for reading.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Take your time to visit the gardens. What a great place! We were lucky and lots of plants had flowers. Even if you do not like gardens or anything alike, the scenery at this place is amazing!

Thank StevenHVK
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grounds are simply beautiful. We were there at the end of October so I suspect that the gardens are in full bloom now. We were with a private guide and only spent about 45 minutes to an hour there. Walk thru the gardens was...More

Thank whenzuc
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a familiar site for us but always a wonder got visit the oldest botanical garden in Africa and one of the most splendid in the world in her,ms of setting as well as flora and history. AND a reasonable restaurant (popular but no...More

Thank Biblioswiss
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited many botanical gardens, but these were superb and the views were spectacular. Take the one hour guided tour with the volunteer guide.It will make your visit so much more interesting and pleasurable. Easy accessibility with the hop on/off bus

Thank estherandco
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here October 2017. We had a guide. There are free guided tours every day. Take a guide. Speaking to friends who opted not to they missed so much. If you don't like climbing, start at the top gate and work your way down. There...More

Thank Sanfidele
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A place with an old soul, this garden is not to be missed. Spectacular scenery , peaceful and lush against the most beautiful mountain in the world, you do not need to spend anything more than the entrance fee. Tour guides are not needed. The...More

Thank Penny H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely botanical garden at the foothills of Table Mountain. Very relaxing and educational. Did not want to leave... Make sure you take water with you as there are no cafes or shops inside the gardens, only at the entrances.

Thank SbmNwj
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, we allow picnics in the Garden. You are welcome to bring your own food, or get a picnic hamper from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant. Picnic blankets are welcome, but we don't allow garden furniture.
Chantelle d
19 October 2017|
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Response from dreyeresther |
Free guided tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 Monday to Friday and at 10h00 on Saturdays. Free guided tours also leave from the Garden Centre (Gate 2) at 11h00 Monday to... More
17 October 2017|
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Response from Denise and Dirk B | Reviewed this property |
Yes some of my friends went there a few days ago and told me it was incredible.