Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700
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- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation
Expert review of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
This incredible city lung is one of our greatest assets and I thank my lucky stars that the people who set it aside had the foresight to do so. With its proliferation of local flora (a whopping 7,000 species) showcasing the diversity of the Cape floral kingdom, rolling lawns that go on forever, pockets of tree-shaded privacy for picnics, streams for paddling and must-visits such as Lady Anne Barnard’s bath (throw a coin and make a wish), you’ll love the sense of tranquillity that permeates the garden. I love coming here on a Sunday, papers and croissants close at hand – it’s ideal for families but it’s big enough to sneak off for some peace and quiet and maybe a snooze too. A popular walking spot, you can walk for hours and still not explore the entire area.
Entry costs 37 rand for adults, 25 rand for students, 10 rand for under 17s, and is free for under 6s. There is a pensioner's discount.
More information on Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens :
- Price guide:
- Mountain, Park / garden
- Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700
- +27 21 799 8783
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily Sept-March 8am-7pm, April-Aug 8am-6pm.