Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

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  • Address: Rhodes Dr, Cape Town 7735, South Africa
  • 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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  • 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 - 05:30 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

  • 95% of people who visit Cape Town include Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in their plan

  • 68.29% 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, Wednesday and Friday

90.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

People normally club together Table Mountain and Rhodes Memorial while planning their visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

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  • Had a fantastic visit with guests from South America. Views absolutely stunning and the weather playing it's part as well. Went on the 1 hour golf cart tour of the gardens, which was another WOW experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew every plant, flower and tree by heart. Definitely do this when visiting the gardens, especially if you're not the walking type or have problems with your knees. There's an additional charge for this mini garden tour, because it's optional. If more info on the Garden is needed, then do the golf cart tour.

  • Gorgeous place. You can easily spend more than one day here if you want to see all of it at a leisurely pace. It's a good place to bring kids. Bring a picnic or buy one in the restaurant. I also noted that most areas are wheel-chair accessible. The whole are feels clean and safe. A great little escape from the hustle of Cape Town. Absolutely recommended.

  • What a lovely place to just chill and take in the tranquility of the beautiful surroundings. Stunning garden with a large variety of indigenous plants and bird life. The garden of extinction is also very fascinating by taking you into the past with dinosaur sculptures. The treetop bridge is another must see in the gardens. Looking down on the trees with the mountains in the distance is nothing but breathtaking ❤️

  • One of a kind plants can be seen here. Plan on at least two hours to see the grounds and enjoy the views. I could have spent the entire day walking the grounds and taking photos. Don’t miss the Nelson Mandela Bird of Paradise plants that were developed here in the botanical garden.

  • Great place to enjoy with the family. Even as resident you can't go wrong. Lovely for picnics and walks on solid paths. Great for the whole family. The annual pass is very reasonable if you are coming more than once. Our kids love it and so do we.

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