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Boasting a scenic setting on the slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden remains one of the most popular Cape Town attractions, drawing visitors with its staggering diversity of indigenous and exotic plants. Founded in 1913 and now part of a World Heritage Site, the garden offers a look into five different biomes of South Africa, spread across its conservatory and picturesque exterior landscape. Don't miss the stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, and consider setting off on one of the trails leading to the top of Table Mountain. Use our Cape Town holiday builder tool to visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on your trip to Cape Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours To Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 1 to 10 hours
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Reviews
No matter which time of year you are in Cape Town, a visit to the fabulous gardens is a must. If you are there during the summer, try and catch a Sunday evening concert. more »
An absolute must do in Cape Town and conveniently on our way from Kalk Bay, where we were staying, to the Cape Town Waterfront area. Plenty of parking and well worth the entrance fee. We spent 2-3... more »
Amazing and fascinating botanical gardens, with a stunning backdrop, what a wonderful legacy for the world. One of many benefits from that visionary man Cecil Rhodes. (not all that he did was distasteful in a short life). Well laid out and labelled gardens, many exquisite and rare specimens. Great tree top walk. Use the free guided tours, volunteer supported and very interesting insights.
I have been there 2 days ago, for the first time. This place is magical and peaceful. I walk for 3 hours and wasn't enough to explore all the garden. You feel safe inside there, there's security and workers in every single corner but, at the same time you have your privacy. Excellent place to go alone if you like to enjoy your own moment but, with friends or family the experience can be unforgettable. I had a delicious meal at Tea room after my walk. I highly recommend this place🤩
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