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November 29, 2018

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Mother Nature

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

It is known to be one of the biggest botanical gardens in Africa. Kirstenbosch holds over 7000 various species are plant life over approximately 528 hectares of land.

Kirstenbosch Gardens was established in 1913 to promote the rich flora diversity within South Africa. The Cape botanical garden known for its flora which is commonly reffered to as Fynbos.

Fynbos includes a variety of various plants species that include sugarbushes, (Proteas / Pincushions and Heaths (Erica's). Kirstenbosch Garden is also popular for its cycads.

The Cycads are over a 1000 years old and are known to fix nitrogen.

Cape Coastal Tours includes a visit to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens as part of the Peninsula Full Day Tour, A Kirstenbosch excursion can also be added to other tours on request

Kirstenbosch Garden experience

Kirstenbosch botanical garden is a popular place for all nature lovers. With 1000s of species of plant, tree life, flora and fauna, it's important to have time when visiting the botanical garden.

Things to do at Kirstenbosch Gardens

  • Take the little hike all the way to the top of the canopy walk way. The Canopy walk way gives you breath taking views of the suburbs of Cape Town.
  • Book a ticket at the kirstenbosch festivals and join in on some live bands in the garden.
  • Take the hike from Table Mountain all the way to kirstenbosch.
  • Soak up the sun and listen to some beautiful water sounds running down from the mountain.
  • Visit the oldest tree in the garden
  • Visit the nursery and also have the opportunity to take the guided walks of the garden.

Harold Porter National Botanical garden

Harold Porter National botanical garden situated outside Cape Town is a botanical garden where fynbos is at its richest. The garden is known for its marshes with it restios, sedges and bulbs as well as dunes.

Kirstenbosch entrance fees:

Adults R60
Children 6 - 17 years R15
Children under 6 years FREE
SA Students R30
SA senior citizens (Tues) FREE
Group discounts NO DISCOUNT

Kirstenbosch Operating hours:

Sep-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun 08:00-19:00
April-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun 08:00-18:00

Contact Details:

Address: Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town South Africa

Postal address: Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735

Phone Number: +27 21 799 8783

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