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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions. Cecil John Rhodes created the garden in 1895 and later donated it to the residents of Cape Town. It is set in the shade of Devil's Peak. The vast array of plant species make it very special and more than worth a visit.

The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse Fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. Kirstenbosch Garden features over 22,000 indigenous plants.

Kirstenbosch has a section for the blind focusing on herbal plants with its qualities relating to touch and aroma. The Garden's myriad paths link up with hiking trails that run almost the full length of the Table Mountain range.

In the lower part of the garden, near the main entrance, you find the Visitors' Center, which includes an information desk, the Kirstenbosch Shop with a wide range of gifts, the Botanical Society Bookshop and a coffee shop. The Gardens have a nursery cultivating indigenous plants, many of which are unique to this region. A research unit and library attract botanists from all over the world.

Tours that include Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,777 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 446 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Cape Point near Cape Town

Duration: 1 days, 0 nights
Tour Type: City & day tours
Price: R1,045 per person (±US$ 76 )

Valid dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017


From Cape Town you travel to Hout Bay - with an optional 30-min boat cruise on offer to Duiker Island (Cape Seal colony). The scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive and Cape Point awaits you. An African Penguin Colony (optional) and a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens round of the day.

Highlights: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Cape Peninsula , Cape Point , Simon's Town , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens .

A Citysightseeing open-top bus above Cape Town

Duration: 1 days, 0 nights
Tour Type: City & day tours
Price: R240 per person (±US$ 17 )

Valid dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017


The tour is similar to other hop-on-hop-off tours in world cities such as Barcelona and London. This is the 1 day pass option, we do also offer a 2 day pass. Stops include: Two Oceans Aquarium, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Camps Bay Beach and Sea Point.Promenade.

Highlights: Cape Town , Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront , Table Mountain Cableway , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens .

A Citysightseeing open-top bus above Cape Town

Duration: 1 days, 0 nights
Tour Type: City & day tours
Price: R360 per person (±US$ 26 )

Valid dates: Nov 2016 - Oct 2017


The tour is similar to other hop-on-hop-off tours in world cities such as Barcelona and London. This is the 2 day pass option, we do also offer a 1 day pass. Stops include: Two Oceans Aquarium, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Camps Bay Beach and Sea Point.Promenade.

Highlights: Cape Town , Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront , Table Mountain Cableway , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens .

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens attractions

The Houses of Parliament (parliament buildings) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town

Cape Town, situated in South Africa's Western Cape province, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the kind for place that you have to return to. It is special for various reasons, not least for its friendly, multicultural population. From here a variety of wonderful day tours are available.

A fisheye-lense capture from atop Table Mountain showing the top Cable Way station, a cable car, Lions Head, the Cape Town city bowl and Table Bay.

Table Mountain

The mountain provides a majestic backdrop to the city of Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of the world's most striking natural wonders and South Africa's most recognized icon. No visit to Cape Town can be complete without making the trek to the top.

A cable car enroute to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Table Mountain National Park

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain that stretches from Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the north to Cape Point in the south - a distance of some 60 km. The TMNP incorporates small marine reserves along the Cape Peninsula coastline