Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

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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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  • The place was truly beautiful. However, they sold us a map that was inaccurate and confusing. Signage was poor. My wife has a bum knee and can’t walk long ways. We had to backtrack several times as... 
    The place was truly beautiful. However, they sold us a map that was inaccurate and confusing. Signage was poor. My wife has a bum knee and can’t walk long ways. We had to backtrack several times as...  more »
  • These gardens on the other side of Table Mountain from the main city of CapeTown are well worth a visit. Perfect for walking, picnicing and getting out in nature they are lush and green compared to... 
    These gardens on the other side of Table Mountain from the main city of CapeTown are well worth a visit. Perfect for walking, picnicing and getting out in nature they are lush and green compared to...  more »
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  • Always a joy to visit. Well maintained. Best place to have a picnic with family and friends although they don't allow tables or chairs. Tea garden and restaurant are both very good Don't forget to take your South African ID otherwise you are charged more than twice the price. Worth the entry fee to protect a national treasure. My New Year's resolution is to buy an annual pass and visit more often this year.
  • Reconnect with nature, enjoy the fantastic scenery with beautiful trees, plants and birds. Discover "secret" little gardens with benches to relax on and enjoy the view of Table Mountain. Beautifully manicured lawns with wide open spaces to take the family for a picnic and let the kids run around. An unforgettable experience that makes you come back again and again.

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