Photo courtesy of Lisa Burnell/Cape Town Tourism
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
This world-famous botanic garden, created in 1913, was the first in the world dedicated to its country’s own flora. The spectacular 90-acre plant haven forms part of a nature reserve that borders Table Mountain National Park. Besides numerous gardens and forests — some of which you can traverse on high via the futuristic Boomslang (Tree Snake) walkway — Kirstenbosch has a greenhouse, restaurant run by the popular Moyo group, and a nursery for green thumbs who want to take a piece of the garden home with them. Spend five minutes here, and you'll realie why Kirstenbosch’s displays at the Chelsea Flower Show in London often win gold.
By Ted Botha
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