Accommodation near Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch, as the gardens are known locally, is one of the jewels of Cape Town, loved equally by tourists, visitors and locals. You will find them on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, in the suburb of Newlands, a 15 minute commute from the city centre. The gardens are the ideal spot for a picnic and also boast numerous organised activities which change with the seasons.

The gardens were established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display full diversity of Southern Africa's substantial floral accoutrement. The botanical gardens are an excellent place to catch a glimpse at some of the species which constitute the famous Cape Floral Kingdom, from small succulents to proud Proteas and everything in between. Plants which naturally occur in arid regions and thus cannot survive independently in Cape Town's Mediterranean climate are grown in the botanical conservatory. A wide range of rare and threatened plant species can be seen at Kirstenbosch.

The gardens, which are run by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), are one of 9 botanical gardens run by the organisation. They also happen to be the first botanical garden in the world which is devoted to a country's indigenous flora.

Kirstenbosch boasts a truly spectacular setting, with manicured lawns and brimming flowerbeds sloping away from the towering mountain. There is a network of pathways which wind their way through the gardens and plenty of benches strategically positioned under trees in the shade, or on the crests of hills where the view of the gardens and the city will blow your mind, or both!

Kirstenbosch is home to two restaurants and the Galileo Open Air Cinema which screens films on Wednesday evening during summer. On Sundays during summer the amphitheatre sees a variety of musical acts, both big and small names performing for the picnicking crowds.

The gardens are open 7 days a week. From September to March from 08h00 to 19h00 and from April to August from 08h00 to 18h00.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Yellowwood Loft Self Catering Cape Town
0.4 km

From R1300* Unit

Yellowwood Loft gets its name from an imposing yellowwood tree growing next to the deck. The loft has a romantic feel about it and is in the treetops. The loft consists of a large en- suite bedro... More Info

Klein Bosheuwel Guest House
0.5 km

From R650 PPS

Klein Bosheuwel Guesthouse offers rooms that can be booked on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis, and is situated in Bishopscourt. Ideal for guests looking for a comfortable stopover, close to... More Info

Southern Light Country House
1.1 km

From R1081 PPS

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Our en-suite luxury rooms have been carefully decorated to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Awaken to the song of birds and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool ... More Info

The Cellars Hohenort
1.5 km

From R3150* Unit

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Once experienced, never forgotten Five-Star luxury surrounded by nine acres of perfectly manicured and award-winning gardens, located in Constantia, also known as 'Cape Town's Vineyard' - the histori... More Info

Panorama Guest House
1.8 km

From R450 PPS

Panorama Guesthouse is securely situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the M3 and close to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. It is within easy reach of the airport, just ten minutes from the city c... More Info

Fernwood Manor
1.8 km

From R1175 PPS

Fernwood is an elegant colonial style home in the leafy suburb of Newlands surrounded by lush greenery with wonderful mountain views. ... More Info

2.3 km

From R1500* Unit

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Riverside Cottages B&B is rated as Highly Recommended by AA located ina lush leafy suburbs of Constantia, Cape Town. Bed and breakfast with a style, all rooms is eqquiped with airiconditioning, ensuit... More Info

Acorns Newlands
2.4 km

From R3000* Unit

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Newlands is at the foot of Table Mountain, under the oaks. Your apartment is a bed/sit with own TV and DVD. It looks onto the swimming pool. The house is in a secure area and has easy access to transp... More Info

Long Cottage Bed & Breakfast
2.4 km

From R550 PPS

This historical monument, once slave quarters to the Governor's residence, sits at the foot of Table Mountain. Situated at the end of a tree-lined driveway, it is quiet and has secure off-street park... More Info

Thirty On Grace
2.4 km

From R1200 PPS

This newly furbished guesthouse located in a quiet cul de sac in Upper Claremont offers 5 modern double en suite units all luxuriously furnished with sweeping mountain views from your private patio. ... More Info

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