Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands

4.8
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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  • We were here through the hop on/hop off bus. Gardens are absolutely gorgeous and it makes for a great day out.  more »
  • Amazing variety of plants and flowers in a beautiful setting with table mountain as a backdrop. You could easily spend a full day here and I would re o mend a trip if you are in the Cape Town area  more »
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  • Beautiful location! The Gardens are huge, enough to spend hours wandering around them looking at all the gorgeous vegetation! There are nice open spots for picnicking. All of the pathways are well-maintained and many are paved with stone. The treetop canopy bridge is excellent! There are lots of helpful signs explaining what plants you are looking at and what is of interest about them. Definitely a spectacular spot to visit and spend a few hours!
  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Doesn't matter if its sunny of drizzling, these gardens are a treasure to visit. Has a calming effect on our family and kids love the open spaces. Lots to learn and beautiful scenery. They also host concerts here that make it even more interesting. We got the best family photos here for our album. Be sure to visit
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