Things To Do in NewlandsVisit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Where? Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town.
When? Open 365 days a year from 08h00 to 19h00 (September to March) and from 08h00 to 18h00 (April to August).
How? Call +27 (0)21 799-8899
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. The Kirstenbosch Visitors' Centre includes an information desk and various retail outlets and a coffee shop.
The Centre for Home Gardening has outlets for plants and other services to support the home garden. On Sundays during the summer months from December to March, musical sunset concerts are held on the lawns at Kirstenbosch. Craft markets are also held at the Stone Cottages (opposite Kirstenbosch) on the last Sunday of every month (except June, July and August).
Volunteer guides conduct tours of the Garden from Monday to Saturday at 10h00 and 14h00. A club car also runs daily mini-tours on the hour from the Visitors' Centre (Pre-booking is advisable).