Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

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Boasting a scenic setting on the slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden remains one of the most popular Cape Town attractions, drawing visitors with its staggering diversity of indigenous and exotic plants. Founded in 1913 and now part of a World Heritage Site, the garden offers a look into five different biomes of South Africa, spread across its conservatory and picturesque exterior landscape. Don't miss the stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, and consider setting off on one of the trails leading to the top of Table Mountain. Use our Cape Town holiday builder tool to visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on your trip to Cape Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I wish I had more time set aside to spend here. Such a beautiful place, so much to see. You honestly do not know which side to look. Will definitely go back to spend more time here. So serene and... 
    I wish I had more time set aside to spend here. Such a beautiful place, so much to see. You honestly do not know which side to look. Will definitely go back to spend more time here. So serene and...  more »
  • Fantastic but we had good weather The walk across the treetops was amazing,saw the mother hen who was sitting guarding the chicks/eggs and the father looking on from a nearby tree If visitors don’t.....  more
    Fantastic but we had good weather The walk across the treetops was amazing,saw the mother hen who was sitting guarding the chicks/eggs and the father looking on from a nearby tree If visitors don’t.....  more »
  • We made a point to visit on Tuesday morning when the local birding group was doing its weekly walk guided by some of the clubs' experts. The flowers and the birds were all lovely. We were intrigued... 
    We made a point to visit on Tuesday morning when the local birding group was doing its weekly walk guided by some of the clubs' experts. The flowers and the birds were all lovely. We were intrigued...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful gardens I have been to. 1. Easy access to the park. 2. If you're a SA citizen make sure you carry your ID for local rates 3. So many fun trails to walk through 4. The pathways are easily labeled so it keeps you on track 5. There are a variety of places to find your ideal meal. The restaurant/ tea garden or Vida 6. The gift store is beautifully laid out and the prices are reasonable 7. It has some of the most beautiful views I have seen.
  • Unique experience, definitely bigger than I thought it was. You can easily spent up to two hours here if you'd like (maybe even more). Lots of benches and grass, you can picnic here if you like. Do keep in mind that there are no rubbish bins in the park. The park has sooo many botanical species. Of course the best time to visit would be during blossoming season. The view of the mountains in the background makes it a beautiful park, not to be missed if you're spending days in Cape Town
  • If you’re a nature lover then this is your spot! Beautiful mountain peak and love the green scenery in the park. The park is located just about 15 minutes away from Cape Town City Centre. There are many different kind of flowers/plants, great walk/hike place with beautiful scenery. Nature at its perfection. It’s a great picnic spot. The park has some great eateries too for breakfast/lunch/brunch that serve great food, coffee and cocktails. Highly recommend it.
  • A must do when visiting Cape Town. Absolutely stunning. It's a massive botanical garden, so you could spend hours there. It's a beautiful place to visit to spend time with family, learn about local history and enjoy remarkable views. Expect lots of walking. You can go on your own or take a guided tour. Definitely make time for this place on your trip to Cape Town. I recommend going in the morning when it opens, ahead of crowds and the heat.
  • Beautiful and scenic adventure for the whole family. Great place to take a loved one and is big enough to spend the entire day there. The tree bridge was absolutely breathtaking and I can't wait to go back. The staff are friendly and the gardens are well maintained. By far the best botanical garden.

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