Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a world-renowned garden located at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1913, it is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and forms part of the larger Table Mountain National Park. Kirstenbosch is recognized for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse plant species, and commitment to conservation and sustainability.

The garden covers an area of approximately 528 hectares and showcases over 7,000 species of plants, predominantly native to the Cape Floristic Region. This region is known for its incredible biodiversity and unique flora, such as fynbos and proteas. Kirstenbosch plays a vital role in preserving and showcasing these indigenous plants.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of themed gardens, including the Cycad Amphitheatre, the Fynbos Walk, and the fragrance garden, as well as beautiful walking trails and the Treetop Canopy Walkway, which offers spectacular views of the garden and surrounding areas. 

Entrance tickets can be purchased online at Webtickets

  • Standard Adult: R220
  • Discounted fee for South African Residents & SADC Nationals South African Residents & SADC residents 18 years and older (with ID/proof of residency)*: R100
  • Discounted fee for African residents outside SADC 18 years and older (with ID/proof of residency): R140
  • Students/learners of 18 years and older from a South African institute (with student card): R60
  • All children from 6 to 17 years: R40
  • All children under 6 years: Free
  • BotSoc members (with membership card): Free if membership renewal was done by 31 March 2023 (only until 31 March 2024) or less 10%  (Garden entry for BotSoc members)
  • South African residents over the age of 60 (with ID): Free on Tuesdays except on public holidays

*To claim the discounted entry fee, South African residents can show their ID, a certified paper copy of their ID, an electronic copy of their ID or their driver’s licence.

Garden opening times:

  • The garden is open every day from 08h00 to 19h00 during summer (Sep-Mar), 08h00 to 18h00 during winter (Apr-Aug).