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

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - Review

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.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Information

  • 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.

How To reach Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens by Public Transport

  • Rhodes Drive

Restaurants Near Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

  • 77.3% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town Reviews

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  • If there ever was a crown jewel for Cape Town it would be Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. I put it above Table Mountain because it is a so much safer choice. It is highly accessible, expertly maintained and just a joy to behold. Even on Heritage day with 100's of people visiting (reflecting the beautiful and true diverse nature of the South African society) it never felt over crowded. In fact one got a glimpse of what we could be as a people - happy and communal, sharing the same unsurpassed wonders of our land. Viva Kirstenbosch, viva!

  • The scenery never ends.. Absolutely peaceful and well worth it.. There are various hikes and trails as well as many streams flowing from the big mountains .. it was great and lovely and colourful.. There are quite a few things to do here including picnicking, learning about history and looking at the colourful flowers all around you .. There are restaurants and a nursery and glass house.. There are guided tours .. very reasonably priced and well worth it especially if you're a student - just have to present your student card on arrival... staff are friendly and the gardens are extremely neat...

  • Breathtaking stunning gardens!!!!! Lovely place to relax and unwind. Live open air concerts on Sundays, pack a picnic basket and enjoy. Safe, big parking area. Souvenirs and plants can be bought at the gardens. A must see when visiting Cape Town ☺ Enjoy 😊

  • This garden is one of the most beautifulsites I have ever seen. Well kept, has a restaurant and tea garden. Excellent place to bring children, it is safe & serene. They provide free tours, you will need to confirm times when you get there. Our guide was passionate for her job and she had a wealth of knowledge of the garden, the plants and the history. The garden is massive so be prepare to walk if you interest in the tour.

  • Wow. Just wow. Gorgeous. Go there. Lots of tree and flower types, explanations, interesting birds, a small tree canopy walk, a great view from the bottom of Table mountain. They divided the park to sections, that make them very interesting, like Herbs and Home made medicines, Dinosaur Era, etc'. Especially good for people who are looking for a leisured walk outside, for botany lovers, and: photographers!

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