Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

The beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South African flora - showcasing only indigenous South African plants. Fynbos, proteas, cycads and rolling lawns are intermingled with streams and ponds and well-laid out pathways for easy walking. A great variety of birds inhabit the gardens and the sweeping views from the upper slopes are spectacular. Whether for a casual stroll, a more stenuous walk or a lazy picnic, the gardens are a must-see when visiting Cape Town.

TIME NEEDED: Anything from an hour or two, to a full day.

 >   There is a restaurant, self-service area and tea-room as well as gift shops and a nursery.

 >   On Sundays during the summer months from November to April, musical sunset concerts are held on the lawns from 5:30 - 6:30. Concert tickets prices vary. Prices between R60 - R100 for adults, R55 - R75 for scholars and R60 - R100 for Botanical Society members. The gates open at 3:30 so bring a picnic and relax.

 >   The Garden is open 365 days a year from 08:00 - 19:00 (September -March) and from 08:00 - 18:00 (April - August).

 >   Entrance fee is R40 for adults, R25 for SA students with student cards and R10 for children ages 6-18. Children under 6 years are free.

Kirstenbosch Protea   Kirstenbosch
Kirstenbosch Concert 



> A short video clip on Kirstenbosch Gardens

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Summer Concerts 2011/2012

20 November-  Locnville & Jax Panik

27 November - Van Coke Kartel, Jack Parow, more

4 Dec - Lira
11 Dec - Parlatones

15 - 18 Dec - Carols by Candlelight
26 Dec - Zebra & Giraffe
01 Jan - Mango Groove
08 Jan - The Graeme Watkins Project, Plush
15 Jan - Johnny Clegg
22 Jan- - Dan Patlansky, Natasha Mesiter

05 Feb - Flash Republic, Foto Na Dans

12 Feb - Going Back to the Crossroads

19 Feb - Taxi Violence, Machineri

26 Feb - The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

4 Mar - The Blues Broers, Albert Frost

11 Mar - Goldfish

18 Mar - Freshlyground

25 Mar - Hugh Masekela

01 Apr - Hot Water, Wrestlerish