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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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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Reviews
We had a wonderful several hours hiking around these botanical gardens. Many plants and trees were clearly marked (unlike some gardens we have visited), the variety of plants and trees were fabulous, ... more »
Immense jardin botanique situé à Kirstenbosch, à une demi-heure du centre-ville de Cape Town, à proximité de quartiers résidentiels huppés. Considéré comme l’un des plus beaux jardins botaniques du mo... more »Huge botanical garden located in Kirstenbosch, half an hour from Cape Town's city centre, close to upscale residential areas. Considered one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. All the plants we see in the greenhouse in Europe (at the botanical garden in Berlin, for example) are found in their natural environment: ficus, proteas, geraniums, etc. Beautiful panorama on the back of Table Mountain. Walking on the canopy (within the arboretum) is magical!
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The gardens are situated in 528 hectors of land on the slopes of Table Mountain.It is one of the greatest Botanical garden of the world. Also the only park totally devoted to preserving of indigenous flora and vegetation. It has over 7000 plant species from Southern Africa. It is a World UNESCO heritage site. Right at the entry gate there is a beautiful statue of a Cheetah hunting an Antelope. To give dramatic action look, sculptor has shown antelope at the end of a tree trunk and Cheetah at the base. Looks great . There is another beautiful statue if Cheetah sitting on a tree trunk. There are lots of small and big statues spread throughout the park. Walk through the park on well maintained walk ways is real pleasure and soothing. Walking over the swaying Snake bridge was a novel experience as you stagger around as if a bit tipsy ! It is a Tree Canopy curved Walkway constructed of steel and timber It winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the garden. it is a low-maintenance structure. The snake bridge takes the visitors from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Town. Spent enjoyable time.
It is a great place for the family and for peace and quiet! It is tranquil and peaceful! This is an awesome place for nature lovers where you can get in touch with your nature side. It is well maintained and looked after! The staff are wonderful, cheerful and friendly! Well recommended.
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