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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735, South Africa
+27 21 799 8783
https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/
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In the shadow of Table Mountain lies the most beautiful garden in Africa. The 528 square hectare estate blooms with over 7,000 species of flora from southern Africa. Within the fertile acres are ... Read more
themed gardens, walking trails, and dining options. Shoppers and gardeners might need to set aside some time to explore the excellent gift shops, garden store, and bookshop. On Sundays between the months of November and April the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are held within the park.

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Amazing & colorful park!!! Great for families with children's and plants lovers. From the tree canopy walkway you can see the wine estates of Constantia.

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The Botanical gardens offer a lovely day out, away from the pace of the city, giving you time to relax and dream in a beautiful environment. Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants which do excellent cuisine at a reasonable price.

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Kimberley

Beautiful garden and they have lovely summer concerts on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

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Our Beautiful Botanical Gardens, relax, enjoy a concert, walk, take photographs - right on the foothills of the mountains.
Great for all ages. Do as much or as little as you wish.

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Greater New York City
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A beautiful botanical gardens you can spend hours in. Granted it could get a bit boring after a while, but take a picnic and sit among the beauty or bring your hiking shoes and go on one of the longer hiking trails. If you're really adventurous you can even hike up to table mountain!

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New York City

Stunningly beautiful gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain. An absolute must visit while in Cape Town.

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Spend the day exploring or picnicking on the grass in this world renowned botanical garden .

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Kuala Lumpur

A wonderful place to unwind and relax with friends and families, all while soaking up the great views. Highly recommended!

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Los Angeles

One of the most beautiful settings in a beautiful region. Peaceful, fascinating gardens, educational, and inspiring.

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A short 30 min drive, enjoy our summer concerts in Kirstenbosch, where all local aspiring artists play every sunday during the summer months.

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Johannesburg

Beautiful gardens in a beautiful setting. Definitely worth browsing and bringing a picnic. In summertime they do a concert series that is also fun.

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Sydney

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous botanical gardens set in the lee of Table Mountain's southern flank, which towers above them, Kirstenbosch is nothing short of delightful. Showcasing the indigenous flora of the Western Cape, its sprawling, immaculately manicured lawns, arboreta, glades, and flower gardens are home to scads of bird- and animal-life, and make together make for what is likely Cape Town's most beautiful non-beach outing. Grab a bottle of Simonsig Chenin Blanc, a baguette, and some brie, and make it a picnic.

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Fremantle

The best time to go is when the proteas bloom (August was good for me). All year round the park is still excellent with great trails, themed gardens to explore, and lots of bird life. It's easy to spend hours here even if you aren't a plant enthusiast. During the summer they have a great concert series as well.

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Miravet

What a garden, what a setting! One of the undoubted must-sees of the Western Cape.

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Local from Cape Town

Love this spot. Great concerts in season. Good spot of friends getting together or family outings.

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Newbury

it is an amazing place, with lots of trees and flowers. during summer you can find lots of free concerts here

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Simply stunning! I have spent hours in this place, and plan to keep doing that for as long as I stay in Cape Town. It's an island of peace amidst a busy city. I believe this is as good as a park or a garden can be, and I haven't even seen it during the spring yet! =D

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Los Angeles

Certainly one of the world's great botanical gardens, its beauty is enhanced by the surrounding mountains.

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Chicago

Breathtaking. You can also do wine tastings here. There are so many opportunities to capture beautiful photos here, so come with an empty memory card or you might be sorry.

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Limoges

I didn't do a whole tour of the gardens because I just went to a free concert there. Bring a picnic and a blanket!

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