The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens began with the creation of a hedgerow of wild almond known as the van Riebeeck's hedge, which was planted as a border to keep the cattle where they belonged. Cecil Rhodes purchased the land in 1895 and planted a wonderful collection of camphor trees on what is now called Camphor Ave. When he died, the property was given to the City and has gradually grown into the world-class botanical garden that we see today.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS AT KIRSTENBOSCH:
The Protea Garden boasts the world's best collection of proteas. It is best visited during the cooler wet months between June and October when these plants are flowering.
The Restio Garden has a wonderful display of these grassy reed-like members of fynbos.
A Water-Wise Garden educates gardeners in water conservation and the techniques that can be applied to their home garden.
The Peninsula Garden specialises in floral species characteristic of the unique habitat of the Cape Peninsula.
The Medicinal Garden explains the curious medicinal values of South African herbs and other plants.
The Fragrance Garden is a treat for the blind where plants with special textures and scents can be appreciated and provides an interesting test of your olfactory acuity.
The Kirstenbosch Garden Fair is an annual event that takes place every March just outside the front gates where the public may purchase plants.
- from the city follow the M3 (De Waal Dr) south to the first traffic lights
- turn right into the M63 (Rhodes Dr)
- the entrance to Kirstenbosch Garden is a short distance on the right
Tel: (021) 799 8899
Glencoy provides self catering accommodation in Claremont, Cape Town. Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont. With its striking view of Table Mountai
Bel Ombre Cottages provide self catering cottage accommodation in Constantia, Cape Town. Bel Ombre Cottages are luxuriously furnished and fully equipped self catering cottages in the beautiful Constantia Valley, the ideal base from which to explore and e
Jaqui's Garden Guesthouse sits in the heart of Cape Town's leafy, green and lush southern suburbs. It has a perfect location, and is right next to one of Cape Town's finest hotels, the Vineyard Hotel, and 5 minutes walk from Claremont's Cavendish...
Kaapse Draai provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Constantia, Cape Town. Situated in Upper Constantia in a quiet, brick paved cul-de-sac. Guests are welcomed to the tranquil beauty of the garden and the tastefully decorated interior by Annelie and
Le Bonheur Villas and Cottages offers a selection of self catering accommodation in Constantia, Cape Town. 4 self catering options are available: Villa - 6 bedrooms that sleeps 12, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite). Protected from the summer winds, making it an id
Valley Heights Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Kenilworth, Cape Town. Situated in the peaceful, safe and leafy suburb of Upper Kenilworth in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs and has easy access to many major tourist attractions incl. t
Pepper Hollow offers self catering apartment accommodation in Constantia, Cape Town. The accommodation consists of one self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed & dressing table with an en-suite bathroom. The second bedr
Newlands Cottages consist of three attractively restored, self-catering cottages with small private gardens in the convenient Rondebosch area. Up to 14 guests can be accommodated.
Etafileni Studio Flat provides visitors with self catering flatlet accommodation in Vredehoek, Cape Town City Bowl. Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self catering fully furnished studio flat in Vredehoek, nestling at the foot of Tabl