Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, or just simply Kirstenbosch as it called in Cape Town, is seen as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the word. With a spectacular mountain backdrop, its rolling lawns, gardens and extensive range of flora and fauna extend over 36 hectares of serene parklands. With an emphasis on biodiversity Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants on its grounds With a fragrance garden, a medicinal garden, a protea garden, a cycad amphitheatre complete with life size models of dinosaurs and a meandering 160 metre long tree canopy walkway, Kirstenbosch is designed for serendipitous walks of discovery. Or if you’d prefer a more planned approach there is free guided tours throughout the day. It’s the perfect park to spend a day meandering, contemplating and of course with lots of stopping to smell the flowers. Its lawns are made for picture perfect picnicking, though if you feel like being pampered there is a number of eateries and tea rooms to choose from. You can even buy a ready made picnic hamper to take to the lawns. For some Eco-friendly retail therapy there is also a garden centre, a book shop and a gift shop on site. Every Sunday in Summer Kirstenbosch plays host to sundowner concerts which are truly magical experiences and a must-do while you’re in Cape Town.
KirstenboschInfo@sanbi.org 021 799 8782
Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
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