Discover one of the jewels of Cape Town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Set against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is claimed to be the most beautiful garden in all of Africa and one of the most impressive botanic gardens in the world. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is part of an estate that borders Table Mountain National Park which supports natural forest and indigenous plants, as well as wildlife and birds.

Highlights:

  • Most beautiful garden in Africa
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos
  • Variety of animals and birds
  • Treetop Canopy Walkway
  • Views of Table Mountain

The Experience:

Located in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden was established in 1913. From then, the gardens have matured into an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora, exemplary of southern Africa. Here, visitors can take in the sheer scale of the estate – all 36 hectares! – and admire the country’s indigenous plant life and that unique to the Cape: fynbos, sugarbushes, pincushions, and heaths.

Don’t miss the Garden’s exotic glasshouse which contains over 7000 species in cultivation – including rare and endangered species, and from other regions of the world that cannot survive outdoors. The Treetop Canopy Walkway takes visitors on an exclusive experience from the forest floor, up through the treetops and out above the canopy where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats. There are also a variety of indoor and outdoor art exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, from Dinosaurs, to cultural African stone sculptures.

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Summer (Sept - March)
Monday 08.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 08.00 - 19.00
Wednesday 08.00 - 19.00
Thursday 08.00 - 19.00
Friday 08.00 - 19.00
Saturday 08.00 - 19.00
Sunday 08.00 - 19.00
Winter (April - Aug)
Monday 08.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 08.00 - 18.00
Thursday 08.00 - 18.00
Friday 08.00 - 18.00
Saturday 08.00 - 18.00
Sunday 08.00 - 18.00

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Address:

99 Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

Telephone:

+27 21 799 8783

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