Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is famous for its beauty and the diversity of the Cape flora on display. Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, it is 13 km outside of Cape Town.

The estate covers 528 hectares, with only indigenous South African plants grown here. A diverse range of fynbos flora and forest grows naturally on the mountainside, with a number of trails leading through the natural Gardens. The cultivated gardens display collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.

The Botanical Society Conservatory display South African plants which cannot be grown in the outdoor gardens. The conservatory features plants from a range of natural habitats, from high mountain peaks and shady forests to hot, dry deserts. In the main house, a large baobab tree dominates a display of succulents from the arid regions of Southern Africa. Special collections of bulbs, ferns and alpines can be seen in smaller corner houses.

The Peninsula gardens feature some of the 2 500 plant species found on the Cape Peninsula., whilst each individual garden provides its own point of interest.

In theWater-wise garden you can learn how to create a garden which requires far less water and maintenance than a conventional garden.

Close your eyes and let your olfactory sense take over in the Fragrance garden, which features plants with interesting textures and scents.

The Medicinal garden demonstrates one of the oldest uses of plants, and teaches about the medicinal values of South African plants. The garden was redeveloped and extended to form the Useful Plants garden.

The oldest part of the Garden is The Dell, a lovely oasis of tranquility featuring Colonel Bird's Bath, tree ferns and a variety of shade-loving plants.

The Protea gardens are exceptionally spectacular in winter and spring. During these months the proteas cone bushes and serrurias are in flower. In early summer, pincushions provide a colourful display in yellow, orange and red.

The Restio garden focuses on the incredible variety of texture and form found in the reed family.

More information please feel free to contact us at we can facilitate your arrangements, and take you on Guided Tour of Cape Town and Kirstenbosch.   

Transfers to and from your B & B, Guesthouse, Lodge or Hotel, should you not be staying with us at "Ebubeleni", can be arranged.

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