Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

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.

DIRECTIONS:
- 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

 

Accommodation Near Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Sleeps: 7

Acorn Tree - family accommodation sleeps 7

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newlands

2.1km North East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Acorn Tree, family accommodation sleeps 7. All double bedrooms open onto the sunny, quiet private walled garden with wonderful mountain views. Gas and electric cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine. Auto garage...

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Southey Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Claremont

2.3km East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Southey Cottage is located near the slopes of Table Mountain in the beautiful leafy suburb of Upper Claremont. It has a lovely sheltered and private garden - with pool, trampoline and superb mountain views, and secure off street parking.

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms

Glencoy

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

2.5km North East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont.

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Avenue Torquay

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

2.6km East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Take time out to discover a piece of Paradise tucked away in the heart of one of Cape Town's most exclusive suburbs. Complete tranquillity and privacy are afforded down a long tree-lined driveway.

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Bel Ombre Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Constantia

2.7km South of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

One or two bedroom cottage. En-suite bathroom with shower or full bathroom. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room. All essential appliances such as colour TV with M-Net, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, iron, ...

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Kaapse Draai

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Constantia

2.9km South East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Guests are welcomed to the tranquil beauty of the garden and the tastefully decorated interior by Annelie and her right-hand, Engela. Together they are more than qualified to see that your every need is catered for, from impeccably kept rooms and ...

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Le Bonheur Villas and Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia

3.1km South of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Le Bonheur is ideal for Film shoots, Company Conferences, Weddings or just for the family, couple looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and having a holiday of a lifetime. 2 executive fitted bars which lead onto a...

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Sleeps: 4

Apartment 14 Herschel Court

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

3.3km North East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Sunny, spacious and beautifully furnished, this self-catering apartment is in the heart of the Claremont which is a busy and vibrant suburb. Whether in Cape Town for business or leisure purposes, the apartment will cater for all your needs...

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Hillingdale on Alexandra

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wynberg

3.3km East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Hillingdale on Alexandra has 3 self-catering units all of which have Full DSTV package, Wi-fi, Their own private balcony/patios, Fully equipped kitchenettes, Private, secure off-street parking.

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Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms

Taurus Place

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Kenilworth

3.6km East of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Our pristine self-catering accommodation is conveniently situated in the quiet, well-wooded Southern Suburb of Upper Kenilworth. There are 3 units available...

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