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.
Klein Bosheuwel Guest House
0.5 km

From R1580* unit

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

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Maxwells Guest House
0.9 km

From R325 pps

Attractive BnB overlooking Kirstenbosch gardens and Table Mountain situated in the beautiful suburb of Fernwood, Newlands. Close to Newlands sports grounds, Cape Town CBD, University of Cape Town, C... More Info

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Southern Light Country House
1.1 km

From R550 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

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The Cellars Hohenort
1.5 km

From R3850* unit

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The Cellars-Hohenort is located in "Cape Town's Vineyard", the historical Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain. All 49 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mo... More Info

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Panorama Guest House
1.8 km

From R475 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

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Fernwood Manor
1.8 km

From R975 pps

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

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Ambleside Cottage
2.2 km


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From R600 pps

AMBLESIDE Cottage's luxury guest suite is centrally situated in leafy Newlands, the premier suburb of Cape Town. It is convenient and is perched on the back slope of Table mountain, close to the famou... More Info

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Acorn Tree
2.3 km


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From R2600* unit

Acorn Tree family self-catering accommodation. Sleeps 7 - 3 double bedrooms which open onto the sunny, quiet private walled garden with wonderful Table Mountain views. Acorn Tree luxury accommodati... More Info

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Kidger House Guest House
2.4 km

From R650 pps

Kidger House Guest House Welcomes you. Set in a tranquil garden on a quiet, oak-lined Newlands street, this beautifully appointed four star guest house offers 4 luxury suites. With a grand backdro... More Info

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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

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