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  • Address: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hours: Daily 8am–7pm (until 6pm April–Aug)
  • Admission: R37

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, established in 1913 to protect indigenous flora, were the first of their kind in the world. The main garden covers five of the six South African biomes, most of which are found inside an indoor greenhouse. The Kirstenbosch gardens are also home to various exhibitions of sculpture ranging from Zimbabwean stone sculptures to the world-famous bronze animals of Dylan Lewis.

Nature lovers and hikers both enjoy the gardens, as there is series of nearby trails that lead to Table Mountain and the pass at Constantia Nek, the site of the oldest restaurant in Cape Town. From Constantia Nek, hikers can reach the mountain of Constantiaberg, the back table reservoirs of Table Mountain and Cecilia Forest. Following the same path north leads to the Rhodes Memorial and the slopes of Devil's Peak.

Practical Info

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are regularly visited on tours of the Cape Peninsula. The site often host concerts and other outdoor performances, many of which are part of art and performance camps for children. By car, the gardens are about about 13 miles (21 km) from Cape Town's city center, where travelers can take De Waal Drive (M3) in the direction of Muizenberg, hang a right at Rhodes Drive (M63) toward the mountain and follow the signs to Kirstenbosch. There is free parking at gates 1, 2 and 3.

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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Private Tour: Cape of Good Hope Tour from Cape Town

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Leave Cape Town behind for the day and see another side of this glorious land. This 8-hour private tour whisks you out of Cape Town to explore the peninsula's ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.61
Cape Point and Peninsula Private Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cape Point and Peninsula Private Tour from Cape Town

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This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages.  ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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The Peninsula Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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This full-day Peninsula Tour will take you around the entire Cape peninsula and show you the wonders of Cape Town - from the pristine beaches, to the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.98
Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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Following the famous Smuts Track to the Table Top, walkers walk through flower-strewn fynbos and past waterfalls and frog-filled streams, enjoying sensational ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour, Cape Town, Walking Tours
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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour

Steeped in arts and culture there is plenty to see in this amazing city and you can see it the way you desire with this private tour. The full day Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $265.09
Cape Point Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cape Point Tour from Cape Town

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Enjoy a scenic drive of the Cape Peninsula taking you all the way to the most South Western tip of Africa, the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.98
Full-Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Full-Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

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This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.47
City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Cape Town, Full-day Tours
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Varies

From USD $13.90
Private Township and Winelands Photography Tour, Cape Town, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Township and Winelands Photography Tour

This tour led by a qualified photography guide incorporates two “must do” tours into one day. We visit two unique locations away from the normal ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.17
Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience, Cape Town, Photography Tours
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Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience

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See the best of Cape Town in a new and exciting way: via motorcycle sidebar. Head out on an exciting and comfortable ride through beautiful Cape Town to drink ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.52

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