Cape Town

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

The beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden is known for its colourful flora and unique endemic plants that thrive in the shadow of the Table Mountain especially the magnificent king protea, the national flower of South Africa.

A World Heritage Site

Kirstenbosch was created in 1913 to “promote, conserve and display” the flora of the country and is recognized as the world’s first botanic garden exclusively dedicated to a country’s indigenous species, the versatile fynbos.  The garden also bears the distinction of being included within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its position within the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Unique Attractions in the Garden

A canopy walkway with a maximum height of 12 m, tagged the Boomslang, takes you over the tree tops of the Garden. The conservatory is home to a spectacular range of African flora including the distinctive baobab tree.   The sobering Garden of Extinction houses over 1500 plant species that are at risk.

You can also browse through the art works placed strategically along the way or pop in for a relaxing break at the moyo Kirstenbosch, the Tea Room or the Vida e Caffe.