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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.



Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. It was founded in 1913, read about the History of the Garden.

The Visitors' Centre includes an information desk and various retail outlets and a coffee shop. The Centre for Home Gardening has outlets for plants and other services to support the home garden. For details of all the retail outlets at Kirstenbosch see Shopping at Kirstenbosch.

There are also several Restaurants at Kirstenbosch.

On Sundays during the summer months from December to March, musical sunset concerts are held on the lawns. Craft markets are also held at the Stone Cottages (opposite Kirstenbosch) on the last Sunday of every month (except June, July & August). See the What's On pages for events taking place in the Garden.

If you would like to know more about our flora try one of our Theme Walks. Volunteer guides conduct tours of the Garden on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:00. Group bookings and special interest tours can be arranged with the Information Office (Tel: (021) 761 4916). A club car also runs daily mini-tours on the hour from the Visitors' Centre. The cost is R20 per person and R15 per child. Pre-booking is advisable, (Tel: (021) 762 9120).

 

Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the web at www.nbi.ac.za/
Contact Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
021 799 8899
Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Private Bag X7, , Claremont


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