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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
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This refers to the Gift Shop only. The shop is run by a company called Natural World Elements in conjunction with Tigers Eye. Between the two of them, they have the worst customer service and product imaginable. Tacky product which is way overpriced and rude...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 2 days ago

FANTASTIC food for the soul - heaven on earth. Truly one of the seven wonders of earth. Breath taking scenery and spectacular setting

Thank Rita & Tommy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful outdoor experience. Looking at the flowers and just taking a walk and pics is a nice relaxation experience. This place is a must see.

Thank ptmagadla
Reviewed 3 days ago

This garden had wonderful landscaping and many unique and beautiful flowers.The plantings gave you a good overview of the country's plants.

Thank Reidduse
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great outdoor experience - see south african flora in all its splendor whilst being able to get some exercise. Walking along the "boomslang' is a must

Thank monty781
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Hop-On Hop-Off bus (blue route) with the intent of seeing the Cape Penninsula coastline and visiting the botanical garden. The garden exceeded our expectations and you could easily spend a day there admiring the varieties of plants and the design of the...More

Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit for everyone to Cape Town. The flowers are beautiful and the kids love it. Lots of options from taking a picnic to eating at Moyo. Can also hike. Note: chairs and balls are not allowed

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a garden lover, but am really glad that we went here! There is a fragrance garden, several interactive gardens, a canopy walk and more. I learned a lot, but was not overwhelmed with information... it merely enhanced the experience of the gardens. And...More

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit Kirstenbosch with family and friend. Very relaxed environment. All you need is your picnic basket and a good book. There is loads to see: fynbos,plants etc. also some sculptures and of course the BoomSlang. A very beautiful view from the boomslang and definitely worth...More

Thank Marzanne J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two grandparents, a young mom and her baby explored the delights of this magnificent park today. We walked up steep inclines through enchanted forests. Everywhere we found a path for the baby buggy. We rubbed the leaves of the fragrant leaves and enjoyed the lingering...More

Thank Jean M
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14 August 2017|
Response from LasVegasTravelers | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on at least two hours, and that might be a fairly brisk pace.
4 July 2017|
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Response from KarenHornby12 | Reviewed this property |
The canopy bridge, the dinosaur valley, the sculptures, obviously the plants, take time to slow down and enjoy the tranquility, too.
21 February 2017|
Response from Sarah_Struys | Property representative |
Yes, there will be many plants in flower in Kirstenbosch in August. It is a good time to see fynbos, (which is at its best in winter-spring), there will be many proteas (Protea spp., including the King Protea), pincushions... More