Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Afrikaans name: Kirstenbosch Nasionale Botaniese Tuin
Above - Approaching the visitors centre
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, in Cape Town, has a magnificent location at the foot of Table Mountain.
The gardens were established in 1913 with the purpose of preserving some of South Africa's indigenous plants. To this day the gardens focus almost exclusively on indigenous plants.
One interesting feature of Kirstenbosch is a conservatory featuring a variety of plants that would not normally survive in the Cape weather.
Besides the magnificent gardens there is an excellent restaurant. A stage in the gardens is used to host music concerts at various times during the year.
Above - The gardens are at the foot of table mountain
Above - Visitors centre
Above - Tranquil places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the gardens
Above - There is an extensive network of walkways
References and further readingA Visitors' Guide to Kirstenbosch - Author: Colin Paterson-Jones - Year Published: - Page: 1
Adventure Trails in Kirstenbosch - Author: Daphne Mackie - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 1
Birding Hotspots - Author: Trevor Hardaker - Year Published: 2007 - Page: 6
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 27
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 15
Family Fun - Author: Lisa McNamara - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 38
go! - Issue 103 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 105
go! - Issue 123 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 72
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 21
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 11
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 288
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 33
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 236
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 103
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 65