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Protected Area Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Peninsula)
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

Description [ correction ]

Kirstenbosch Gardens has been described as one of the world's best botanical and horticultural institutions. It is located on the slopes of Table Mountain and boasts an enormous collection of both plant and bird life. On the 560 ha grows more than 6000 species of trees and plants. Visitor facilities include a restaurant, a souvenir shop, nursery, and a Centre for Home Gardening. In the summertime, the sunset concerts held every Sunday afternoons are very popular with locals and tourists alike. (Updated Apr-18)

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Postal :  Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel :  +27(0)21 799 8783
Tel2 :  +27(0)21 799 8620
Fax :  +27(0)21 797 6570
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Main Cellular Network :  MTN. Cellc. Vodacom

Opening Times :  [ correction ]

Open Daily: Summer 08:00 to 19:00 (September to March); Winter from 08:00 to 18:00 (April to August)

Directions [ correction ]

From the Cape Town City Centre, take the M3 toward Muizenberg. Just follow the signs, Kirstenbosch is on your right.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card
Fee/s :  Entrance Fees: Adults ZAR65; SA Students (with card) ZAR35; Children 6-17yrs ZAR15; Under 6 yrs Free. (Updated Apr-18).

Destination Information [ correction ]
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)21 799 8783
Facilities :  Shops, Lodging, Restaurant

Facilities [ correction ]
Conference Facilities, Child Friendly, Restrooms, Wedding Facilities
Other Facilities :  Sculpture Garden. There i an Education centre in the garden.
Nearby Facilities :  Public Toilets. Training Centre. Lodging. Fuel. Shops. Banks. ATMs.
Accessible to Disabled Persons :  Yes

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Bird Watching, Photography
More Activities :  Visit the Forest walks. Enjoy the Centenary Tree Canopy walkaway. Sculpture Tour and View The Sculpture of Nelson Mandela. Cape Clawless Otter in the Otter Pond. Discover the healing properties of plants at the Medicinal Garden. Visit Craft markets held at the Stone Cottages (opposite Kirstenbosch) on the last Sunday of every month except in June. July And August. (Updated Apr-18)
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Cape Town

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

There is a Manor Guesthouse with comfortable rooms and catering for weddings and functions. (Jun-15).

The contact added is for the own information center and an education centre if visitors would want an in depth knowledge of the plants and flowers of the beautiful garden. (Jun-15).

The nearest Police station is the SAPS Claremont, Tel : +27(0)21 657 2250. (Jun-15)

There are three different restaurants, each in a different location and with a distinctive menu. (Jun-15).

For hospital, doctors, fuel, shopping, vehicle repairs and tyre repairs visit Claremont. (Jun-15).

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