Kirstenbosch is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of ten National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes and administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. Prior to 1 September 2004, the institute was known as the National Botanical Institute.
Kirstenbosch places a strong emphasis on the cultivation of indigenous plants. When Kirstenbosch was founded in 1913 to preserve the flora native to the South Africa’s territory, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos, at a time when invasive species were not considered an ecological and environmental problem.The garden includes a large conservatory exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus is on plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas.
Conservatory: daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adults: ZAR 70
SA Students: ZAR 40
Children (6-17): ZAR 20
Children (under 6): free
Official Website https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/
Phone +27 21 799 8899
Address 0A Rhodes Dr, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town 7800, South Africa
Coordinates -33°59'8.861" N 18°25'50.074" E