Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

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  • Address: Rhodes Dr, Cape Town 7735, South Africa
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 27-217998782
  • Ticket Price: 45 ZAR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
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These Unique and Beautiful Botanical Gardens are a real treat for the nature lover. Home to several rare and even endangered species of plants and animals, the botanical gardens are extremely important from the point of view of ecology and conservation. The Fynbos which are a rare variety of bush-like vegetation which are unique to this geographical area are preserved and bred here. Around 7000 species of plants are currently under cultivation.

The place is a part of a Natural Reserve so you are able to see many rare species of birds and animals inhabiting it as well. The gardens are not just a beautiful sight but an amazing initiative to preserve the natural wealth of Cape Town. As they are located on a mountainside, their beauty is augmented manifold by the elevation and uniqueness of these mountains.

Be sure to enjoy your walks up the mountain as you discover more and more about the amazing wildlife and plant life of the region. It is a definite must do for adventurers and nature lovers. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 2 days.

  • Being quite a steep climb the mountains are not recommended  for wheelchair users however, the gardens have a few areas which can be visited by them.
  • You can have a nice picnic in the Gardens.
  • Visitors who litter, smoke, play loud music, walk on the flowerbeds etc will be fined.

  • Rhodes Drive

  • Silvertree restaurant and Fynbos Deli
  • The Kirstenbosch Tea Room
  • Caffé Botanica.

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  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Address: Rhodes Dr, Cape Town 7735, South Africa
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Contact Number: 27-217998782
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Price: 45 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 76.73% of people who visit Cape Town include Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in their plan

  • 60.87% of people start their Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

63.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

People normally club together Robben Island and Groot Constantia while planning their visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

People also prefer to start their day with Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

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  • Beautiful and quiet garden without the regular crowd like at the other tourist attractions. At the restaurant at the east gate, they offer very delicious picnic sets and blankets, so you can perfectly relax on one of their lawns with a sip and a bite. It's perfect for a long stroll as well and all plants have tags, so you always know what you're looking at.

  • Very lush and green. Canopy walk is breathtakingly beautiful. Great views of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Flora and fauna clearly marked with history relating to area adding flavour to the experience. Good eating available with vegan options. Staff friendly and entrance fee is reasonable. Would not recommend walking to the gardens from your accommodation. There are no pavements so you have to use the storm drains. We had a car but chose to walk from Upper paradise Road in Newlands.

  • It is an amazing botanical garden with lush lawns and thick bush trails. Kids love to explore all the various path ways while the adults can relax with a glass of wine. Its such a huge place that you can go several times and spend time in a new area of the garden. The outdoor shows are also a treat!

  • One of the best botanical gardens we’ve ever been to. The trails make meandering and getting lost in the gardens easy but all are easy to navigate. Unlike other gardens Kirstenbosch feels natural, huddled up against table mountain, you can forget you’re in a developed property. Take advantage of the trails heading out of the gardens, up to table rock. They’re well maintained, safe, and have denser foliage than the north side of the mountain (by the cable car). If you want to make a day of it, you can bring a picnic, find a spot high up the hill in seclusion and relax. Breathtaking views of the mountain and the city. We enjoyed the tree walk the most, as well as the fragrant plants and endangered species. You can get so lost in reading about the different species that you look up and are surprised by the views of the mountain.

  • Such a wonderful and large botanical garden and park! The earlier you go the more likely you are to avoid large crowds, especially in the busy summer season. The variation of plants and the information provided was great and it was a lovely place to walk around and relax. It would be a perfect place to pack a picnic and have a lazy lunch on the grass. This park also serves as the starting point for the Skeleton Gorge hike up Table Mountain as well. We ended up spending about an hour and a half walking around and exploring, but you could certainly spend much more time and do the park thoroughly. The elevated wooden walkway is very cool and provides great views and photo opportunities.

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