Stop 20: Kirstenbosch Garden

Getting There

Gate 1, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

Contact Details

+27 (0)21 799 8783

Operating Hours

Open daily, April-Aug: 8am-6pm, Sept-March: 8am-7pm

Stop Information

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Adults: R65, Scholars: R15 (6–17 years), SA pensioners: free (Tuesdays excl. public holidays with valid card), Students: R35 (with valid card), Children: free (under 6 years), BOTSOC members: free

10% off your meal at the Moyo Kirstenbosch for any spend over R100

Things to see and do at Kirstenbosch Garden

  • The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The Botanical Gardens, founded in 1913, lies on an estate that covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. Also featured is the Peninsula Garden, which contains some of the 2 500 plant species, found on the Cape Peninsula. Believe it or not, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens grows more specimens of plant life than that of the British Isles!
  • Walk above the treetops on the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway (also known as the "Boomslang")
  • See South Africa’s national flower – the King Protea
  • Have a picnic with the family at the Kirstenbosch Gardens

How much time do I need?

Spend at least two hours at Kirstenbosch Garden. Extend your visit by enjoying a picnic on the lush lawns or indulge in a sweet treat at the Kirstenbosch Tea Room.

How much does it cost?

Learn more about entry fees to Kirstenbosch Garden here.