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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.
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Tours to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
$17 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cape Town City Sightseeing Official Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour
Duration: 30 to 140 minutes
$139 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour to Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Penguin Kirstenbosch from Cape Town
Duration: 8 hours
$104 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Cape Peninsula and Penguin Colony Tour from Cape Town
Duration: 9 hours
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and Constantia Wine Tasting.
Duration: 8 hours
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden reviews
I joined a virtual tour of this Botanical Garden with Heygo and the guide is Kirfara (or Kirsten). He is passionate about showing us the flora and fauna in this garden. This garden is situated on... more »
Beautiful grounds, a very nice way to soak up nature at low cost. Many unique plants to see, including a collection of very, very old bonzai trees, and the boomslang canopy walkway was quite the... 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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