If you're planning a visit to Cape Town, or have friends and family who've already been, chances are that somewhere you've come across the phrase "Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens". It's a popular spot among locals and visitors alike and attracts over 1 million people each year. It's rich in history, has spectacular fauna and flora and balances a curiosity where urban city life meets the tranquillity of nature.
Kirstenbosch is curated in such a way that it represents the various plant families, such as Proteas, Ericas, Cycads and more. Nowhere else would you find a better representation of the very unique South African plant kingdom, known as "Fynbos".
There are numerous hiking trails which allow you to explore every inch of the gardens. From the vibrant fragrant garden to the brail trail, specifically designed for the visually impaired, there's something for everyone. A stroll on the Boomslang Forest Canopy Walkway gives you a great vantage point from which to enjoy the gardens and a picnic on the curated lawns allow you to slow down, relax and take it all in. There is no better way to enjoy a sunny Cape Town day than spending it in the spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.