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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Atlantic Coast | Blaauwberg | Cape Point | False Bay
Kirstenbosch | Robben Island | Table Mountain | The Castle | Waterfront

The national Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch, which covers 528 ha of the well watered slopes of Table Mountain is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the flora displayed within its boundaries.

Only indigenous South African plants are grown in the garden. Within an area of approximately 36 ha, about 6000 species of indigenous plants including proteas, ericas, rare cycads and a host of others can be admired. A number of trails lead off the developed garden past tranquil fish ponds and through the natural forest and fynbos. 

Guides are available to conduct visitors about the estate and a comprehensive visitor centre includes an information desk, gift shop, a book shop and a restaurant that is popular not only for its champagne breakfasts but also for its excellent lunch and diners.

On Sunday evenings between December and March, musical sunset concerts are held on the lawns. Locals and visitors alike are welcome to bring a picnic basket and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Hours and Fees

The garden is open 365 days a year between 08h00 and 19h00 during the summer months (September to March) and 08h00 and 18h00 during the winter months (April to August). Entry is R20 for adults, R10 for students with a student card and R5 for children under 6 years old.

Information Centre: 021 761 4916
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Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch Gardens