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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 799 8899
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A beautiful place so close to the city. It reminds me of how Londoners treat Hyde Park, everyone takes picnics and just camps out under a tree all day. A real social event. With so much to see if you like your plants and trees...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here as part of our guide from Cape Coastal Tours. Absolutely stunning views from the Tree Canopy Walk. Amazing information on flowers and plants, plus the wildlife such as Mongoose and Sunbirds.

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 4 days ago

You don't need me to tell you that Kirstenbosch is an outstanding botanical garden. I am only writing this review to endorse the many positive and extensive comments of others.

Thank ron d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular my 1st tour in my life and I got to view paradise no words to describe the the gardens I must see

Thank Kurtazer E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid 70 rand to enter this gardens. The garden is quite green and large however, i dont think its worth the money I don't there is enough flowers and plants here nor a much variety of anything so I think the price for this...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful well maintained gardens and a breathtaking view from Boomslang Canopy Walk. Nice to meander in the gardens

Thank Corne1302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A highly recommended stop along the tourist route of Cape Town. Huge variety of plants and wildlife to be seen in a natural habitat.

Thank AndreB2102
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden and forest tucked against the back side of Table Mountain. Lovely setting. Well worth the slightly longer Uber or Taxi ride. The gardeners maintain this spectacular setting in immaculate condition. The gardens and trees are always well-watered.........even during the recent drought. This place...More

Thank Spencer60750
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to time restraints we only spent a couple hours wandering through this marvelous botanical garden. The flora is diverse and much was in bloom. The gardens are well laid out and a person could easily spend hours wandering along the paths enjoying the various...More

Thank Darlene B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful display of flowers and native plants delight the eye. There are also many species of birds most of which were easy to photograph. A lovely place.

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Julie C
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.
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
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