South Africa :: Western Cape (Peninsula)
Category: Protected Areas :: Botanical
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Kirstenbosch is regarded as one of the great botanical gardens of the world and was established in 1913 to conserve and promote the indigenous flora of southern Africa. It is situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, covering 528 hectares of combined nature reserve and cultivated gardens. The developed garden of 36ha displays a collection of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are several theme gardens such as Fynbos, Water wise, Braille and Useful Plants. Entrance fees are charged with concessions being made for children and students. SA senior citizens with valid ID books can enter for free on Tuesdays. Wheelchair access can be booked at the information office. Other services include a restaurant, deli (which sells wine and beer) and a tea room. There are various guided walks and trails which can be booked in advance. There also are numerous hikes in and around the garden. Entry fees: R37 Adults; R25 SA Students; R10 Children (6-17yrs); Free for Children under 6 yrs.
|Address :||Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Postal :||Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Contact :||SANBI Gardens|
|Tel :||+27(0)21 799 8783|
|Tel2 :||+27(0)21 799 8620|
All year Mon-Sun:08:00-18:00 (Apr-Aug); 08:00-19:00 (Sep-Mar). The Conservancy: 09:00-17:00 daily.
Kirstenbosch lies 13 km from Cape Town city centre. From the city, take De Waal Drive (M3) in the direction of Muizenberg, at the first traffic light intersection turn right (southwards) into Rhodes Drive (M63) and follow the signs to Kirstenbosch.
|Comments :||R35.00 Adults; R10.00 Children (6-17yrs); R20.00 Students.|
|Accessible to Disabled Persons :||Yes|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Cape Town|
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