Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands

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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 botanical garden is a few minutes' drive from Cape Town and has a café, restaurant and a gift shop - all very good - but the best thing is the botanical garden itself, at the foot of the table mountain and with some amazing trees, plants and landscapes... it has many beautiful trails, ponds, streams, statues... don't miss it!
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  • We caught the hop on/hop off bus to Kerstenbosch Botanic Gardens. the place is enormous, so you can't see it all in one visit, but there's also a trolley tour for about $4 USD (Oct '19). Wished we had...  more »
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  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The gardens are situated in 528 hectors of land on the slopes of Table Mountain.It is one of the greatest Botanical garden of the world. Also the only park totally devoted to preserving of indigenous flora and vegetation. It has over 7000 plant species from Southern Africa. It is a World UNESCO heritage site. Right at the entry gate there is a beautiful statue of a Cheetah hunting an Antelope. To give dramatic action look, sculptor has shown antelope at the end of a tree trunk and Cheetah at the base. Looks great . There is another beautiful statue if Cheetah sitting on a tree trunk. There are lots of small and big statues spread throughout the park. Walk through the park on well maintained walk ways is real pleasure and soothing. Walking over the swaying Snake bridge was a novel experience as you stagger around as if a bit tipsy ! It is a Tree Canopy curved Walkway constructed of steel and timber It winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the garden. it is a low-maintenance structure. The snake bridge takes the visitors from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Town. Spent enjoyable time.
  • It is a great place for the family and for peace and quiet! It is tranquil and peaceful! This is an awesome place for nature lovers where you can get in touch with your nature side. It is well maintained and looked after! The staff are wonderful, cheerful and friendly! Well recommended.
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