A visit to Kirstenbosch Gardens – 6 reasons why it should be on your list

South Africa is well known for its natural beauty, and nowhere else is there a better showcase of the indigenous natural beauty than at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Take a break from your city explorations and experience the diversity of the Cape floral kingdom.

If you’re still not convinced to pay a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ve put together 6 reasons why you should add this to your ‘must-do’ list when you visit Cape Cadogan.

  1. The flowers. The dramatic King Protea, South Africa’s national flower, can be seen in the Protea Garden (in bloom during spring). Step into the Fragrance Garden and experience delightful scents, or visit the Medicinal Garden.
  2. In summer, the gardens are a popular venue for music concerts. Contact our guest relations team to find out what is scheduled over the time of your visit.
  3. The treetop canopy walkway. A spectacular aerial walkway gives you a near birds-eye view of the magnificent trees within the gardens below.
  4. This is one of the best picnic spots in Cape Town. Our team will assist with a delicious picnic basket to take along on your trip. Spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying the tranquil setting of the gardens from the comfort of a blanket on the plush green lawn. We’ll even recommend one of our favourite Cape wines, if you wish!
  5. If you’ve just enjoyed a stay at one of our lodges (Lion Sands, Madikwe Safari Lodge or Marataba Safari Lodge) you’ll appreciate the wildlife aspect of Kirstenbosch. The bird list boasts 125 species. You may even see tortoises, small antelope or the Cape clawless otter.
  6. Start your Table Mountain hike from Kirstenbosch Gardens. Our guest relations team will organise a hike with Mother City Hikers, our preferred partner, for you. This is the perfect training ground if you’re planning a visit to Marataba Trails Lodge.

Have you decided which day you’ll be visiting Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens? Get in touch with MORE Private Travel and we’ll assist with booking your day trip, combining it with a visit to one of the city’s other highlights.

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