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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Tours & Tickets

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Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Rhodes Drive | Newlands, Newlands 7735, South Africa
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You can visit Kirstenbosch gardens at any time during the year and there are always some plants flowering. This time it was the Proteas and the Watsonias as well as the Strelitzias and other smaller plants

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed yesterday

This must be what the Garden of Eden looked like. Kirstenbosch is a huge botanical garden on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, so quite a hilly walk in parts. The range of plants, shrubs and trees is just amazing, all beautifully laid out and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely collection of plants in an idyllic setting. The paths and plants are really well laid out with good signage. It is a bit of a climb to the top of the garden but only takes about 20 minutes from the main gate. The...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank John A
Reviewed yesterday

The Botanical gardens is a very peaceful and scenic place to spend a lazy afternoon and picnic with family. It offers a nice view of the Cape Town City with the Table Mountain ridge in the background. Don't miss the Canopy Walk Bridge. They also...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Yogesh531
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must visit.It is a paradise on earth.Spend at least half a day.Dress lightly with good shoes.A lot of photography can be done.Amazing.Well maintained .

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Narasimhan K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to catch some quiet and relaxing. There are many plants to see and many different walks you can go on. We opted to wander around a bit, before going to the tea room for a light lunch. There are many...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you a looking for a little piece of paradise , if walking into nature and you are in love you should visit Kirstenbosch And if you are into gardening and old trees then it is a must just remember to go there on a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank anarafaelat2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and if you can do one of the free walking tours as very enjoyable. We had Lindsay who was great and very knowledgable pointing out lots of interesting plants and trees on our 2 hour walk. Nice coffee shop too and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank katie26
Reviewed 4 days ago

As part of our tour we stopped at these gardens, only wish we had more time here, plenty of plants and trees from south africa and beyond, large gardens with lots of walks all very well kept

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank oatesyUk
Reviewed 5 days ago

huge, fantastically located, with many trails. Some are overcrowded. try the lonely ones! many many plants, great explanations. one can also hike up to the top of the table mouintain. Do NOT underestimate the trail!!! do NOT start later than noon time. You need to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glenda55255103
September 2, 2019|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Glenda This is a crazy price to pay. I would suggest get there by Uber if you don't have a hire car, and walk around yourself or you can go on these: Free Guided Garden Tours Free guided tours of the Garden leave from... More
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nelly071
February 8, 2019|
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Response from C7551EFbrianh | Reviewed this property |
Rycroft gate 3 is the upper gate. It allows you to tour the gardens by walking downhill towards the main gate at the visitors center and gift shop. But all walkways have gentle slopes so you can start anywhere to enjoy these... More
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February 6, 2019|
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Response from livinginbewilderness | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle Car Tours Shuttle car tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1), on the hour, daily, from 09h00 to 15h00, on fair-weather days. The shuttle car can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers. Tickets... More
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