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Visiting the Botanical Garden
Cape Town, South Africa

You might have seen Botanical Gardens in your native country, or in your previous travels, however there are only a few Botanical Gardens in the world that have something extremely unique and special about them. The Botanical Garden "Kirstenbosch" is one such special place that is an ‘all in one' attraction. It is a prominent and must visit attraction in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

In this Article, I am just writing an overview of the Botanical Garden Cape Town that will help you make your trip special and memorable.


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is located along the Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Couth Africa.

Opening Times:

Its open daily from 8AM to 6PM. However from September to March, it remains open till 7 in the evening.

Landscape / Location:

The landscape or location of this Garden is its most special feature. It offers a stunning view of the city, a quite atmosphere at the back side of Table Mountain.

What to Expect:

Its easy to imagine, what a collection of South African most exquisite flora and fauna will look like when nestled across the Table Mountain in a heavenly landscape. Moreover, it offers diverse and beautiful plants and flowers of the Cape flora, making it the most stunning botanical gardens in the world. You will find plants from nearly all of the regions of South Africa are on display, including rare succulents from the Richtersveld.

Notable Attraction:

For Botanists it's a great chance to see or picture the giant baobab tree, a notable attraction of this garden. Also you can see interesting medicinal plants here.

Where to Eat:

There are several restaurants, in the garden where you can grab a snack or have your lunch in shade of giant trees, cool breeze and chirping birds.

What to Buy:

The Garden's must-buy or most memorable slovenlier is ‘a plant' that you can find at the indigenous nursery. However a gift shop for other items is also there.

Not to Miss:

At various times of the year concerts are performed in the open air amphitheatre, check local events calendar before you are buying your flights to Cape Town.

What to Capture:

Art is frequently on display, including large Shona stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.

What Else:

The gardens are also home to the National Biodiversity Institute.

Why Visiting Botanical Garden in Cape Town:

What makes the garden so special is that every season gives you something new to see such as new seasonal flowers, different species of native birds and a heavenly atmosphere for a perfect afternoon trip.

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