Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, nestled at eastern slopes of Table Mountain is home to more than 20 000 indigenous plants.
Established in 1913, Kirstenbosch was founded to conserve and display South Africa’s unique flora.
The large conservatory exbits plants from different regions. Outdoors the focus is on plants native to the Cape Region.
Kirstenbosch is popular with locals and tourists alike. Avid hikers come here to tackle Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine, two paths which wind their way up Table Mountain. You’ll need to be fairly fit and set aside the morning, but the trails up the gorge are well worth the effort.
A new addition to the garden is the Boomslang, a curved tree canopy walkway that winds its way through the trees in the arboretum offering 360 degree views of the garden.
During the summer months, popular local bands entertain on Sundays at the popular Kirstenbosch Summer open air concerts. Bring a loaded picnic basket and enjoy good music in the most spectacular surroundings.