Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

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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
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About Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

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, Cape Town Reviews

  • Loved Kirstenbosch cause it caters for all your needs. It's perfect for relaxing if you're looking for a quiet place with the sound of nature. Lot's of open spaces for kids to play around and walk around discovering different plants or birds or anything interesting. You can take great pictures here,my favourite place for pictures is the tree canopy walkway and it has an amazing view of the mountain. There's also a natural spring and Apparently the water is good for drinking, not so sure though. There's restaurants and cafes for food and coffee. The summer concert are also my favourite.

  • Beautiful unspoilt nature. Great to walk, stroll, run. Good for prams, wheelchairs - kids & elderly. You can choose if U want to picnic, bringing Ur own food / beverages. Wonderful outdoors eXperience & good place for parents to bond with their kids. U can host birthday parties & even weddings. There are also AWESOME Sundays concerts during Summer time, check out their website

  • It is very lush and green. The park is well maintained and all facilities are well maintained too. It is so peaceful there. One can sit there for hours. Such beautiful scenery! The mountain and the valley! Definitely an awesome place!

  • Absolutely stunning. We visited 10 years ago and it's still as peaceful and beautiful as always. It's beautifully managed and maintained. Meandering through the serene pathways gives u an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity. The variety if bird life is incredible. The snake bridge is awesome. With views of cape town and table mountain that go on forever.

  • The best of the best. I recommend going to the top restaurant run by Pamela Shipper, a local food expert. Her food is delicious with loads of choices for all tastes. The staff is happy, friendly and efficient and many of them have been there for years. The gardens themselves are Cape Town's pride and joy. Picnic under the trees or go to a sunset concert where all the locals go with their families to picnic and have the best time. There's also bookshops, beautiful curios, clothes and other goodies for sale. It's a Red Bus stop.

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