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Written by Priyanka Sharma on June 7, 2023 Share on

Visit The Botanical Heaven At Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Without a doubt, Cape Town is one of the most vibrant, gorgeous and exciting cities one can ever visit. It has the most beautiful gardens in Africa and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in South Africa is considered as one of the most beautiful and great gardens of the world. This garden is snuggled in the eastern foot of the Table Mountain in Cape Town about 13km away from the main city.

About Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is one of the oldest gardens in South Africa. It is also one of the most well-maintained gardens of all times. The thing that’s most special about this garden is that it has about 2500 species of plants along with fragrance gardens, a Protea garden in the spring season, a braille trail and much more.

water flowing in between the rocks
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History of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

The origin of this wonderful garden was in the year 1913 on 10th June. Before that Harold Pearson came to South Africa in 1903 as a Professor of Botany at the South African College. He knew how important it was to build a botanical garden in Cape Town so he set about achieving that goal.

In 1911 Neville Pillans, a young botanist and enthusiastic gardener came to pay a visit to Pearson as he too had the same vision about Kirstenbosch and knew the place really well. He showed Pearson a land and after their examination, Pearson decided that “this was the place”.The gardens display various kinds of species of plants, all of which come from various areas of the country, including the savannahs, fynbos, etc. The land was given to the government by Cecil John Rhodes and was created into botanical gardens later.

Major Attractions

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden has got a lot more to offer than just species of plants. There are a lot of places within the garden such as the Tea room allowing you to enjoy your High Tea with a mesmerising view. It also provides us with a spacious garden where you can enjoy a wonderful picnic at Kirstenbosch. Not only that it also conducts free guided tours which help you understand the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in a better manner. With all of these, your trip to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens becomes a memorable and enjoyable one.

Top View of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
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Concerts Conducted At Kirstenbosch 

The botanical garden is also famous for conducting many concerts especially every Sunday’s which are reserved for outdoor musical concerts. Renowned artists from across the world come here to perform mostly which is live music performance. This concert is a must-visit while travelling to Kirstenbosch as you get to witness liveliness during this time along with the scenic backdrop with a variety of flora adding natural glare to the whole set up. The concert takes place in the open spacious gardens where you can witness jazz, R&B, hip-hop, folk and big band rockstars. A small tip is to reach early and book a good spot for the mindblowing performances.

Visit Cape Town and gain knowledge about the different species of plants and also enjoy the live concerts by famous musicians from throughout the world. Plan your holiday with Pickyourtrail and give us the opportunity to help you make your dream South Africa vacation a memorable one. You can also check out our website for exciting vacation packages or even get your own customised international tour packages made.

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