Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kirstenbosch is a national gem! A cousin to the British Kew gardens, Botanists from the UK went over to help create it. Absolutely stunning and well manicured gardens with the most diverse plants. Worth doing the guided tour as the local guides are incredibly knowledgeable detailing uses for plants and telling you about the medicinal uses of some including the cancer Bush. Do the tree canopy walk as it is a unique experience to walk between the trees and you are likely to see some cool wildlife too. The indoor conservatory has some wonderful plants. There is a wonderful gift shop which even has sculptures you can have shipped internationally. Highly recommended a visit.

  • It is an amazing place to visit in Cape Town, specially for those who love nature. You can easily spend one full day there because the garden is so extensive and there are many different areas you can explore. They offer guided tours, I don't know if is paid but I think could be a good option for get to know the place more deeply. I recommend the visit staying in Cape Town.

  • My favourite place in CT. Kirstenbosch is beautiful. Take time to walk and chill in this stunning garden. My only complaint is that I find the map and directions inside the park confusing. So I prefer to just wander around and see whatever I happen to find. Take water, a snack and maybe something to read and just spend the day chilling in this stunning place. I have been there with my husband and again alone. I felt 100% safe on my own as long as I stayed on the public paths. I tried to venture onto the more secluded paths alone but then thought better of it. Absolutely stunning place, one of my favourites.

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