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“Worth a visit and a wonder ”

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

On an overcast day but we had a lovely wonder around the gardens. Really interesting and lots of variety in the different garden areas. Great backdrop with table mountain. My children enjoyed the canopy bridge walk. We enjoyed it more than we expected.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have been a tour guide for 15 years and I visit Kirstenbosch with guests at least 5 times every month. Despite the familiarity, this is still my favourite part of the Cape Peninsula tour and I enjoy it every time. My guests are blown away every time we visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 680rodneya
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Take some time to see this fantastic botanical Garden.
On summer Sunday they organize also concerts.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank AlessiaVe
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were blown away of the beauty! So well-managed and well arranged. We just had a marvellous day in the fantastic landscape!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank borosenkull
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful challenging walk around the contour of the gardens. Mostly tree covered but times along dirt in the sun. Back to the tea garden and a lie on the grass in the shade. Visited the canopy tree bridge which is short but worth a visit.
Entrance fee cheap and a small price for a great morning with views of the mountains

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Colin F
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