Kirstenbosch

National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a major tourist attraction in Cape Town and is also acclaimed as one of the top 7 botanical gardens in the world. The garden is situated on the foot of Table Mountain and offers several pathways, picnic spots, and numerous plant exhibitions for different regions. The main focus is, of course, on plants that are native to the Cape region, so visitors can expect to see beautiful selections of proteas.

Kirstenbosch was founded in 1913 with the purpose of protecting South Africa’s unique flora. Today still, the garden pays great attention to the cultivation of indigenous vegetation. Whether you are visiting for a music concert, to walk the Skeleton Gorge Trail to table Mountain’s peak, or to witness the beautiful flowers, plants, and trees, we guarantee that you will have the best time! 

Some special features to expect when visiting the gardens:

  • Amphitheatre
  • Restaurants
  • Function Venue
  • Tree Canopy Walkway (also known as ‘The Boomslang’)
  • Summer Sunset Concerts
  • Art Exhibitions

Entry tickets can be bought online or at the garden. Upon entering the garden, visitors will be delighted by the beautiful mountain views, amazing gardens, and the sound of birds chirping everywhere.

Please note, our opening times differ in summer and winter:

  • Summer (Sep – Mar): Open from 08:00 – 19:00
  • Winter (Apr – Aug): Open from 08:00 – 18:00

If you would like to find out more before visiting, feel free to contact us.

Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735
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Mon - Sun: 08:00 - 18:00/19:00

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