As Capetonians, we often take for granted that Kirstenbosch is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, let alone the country. There’s always so many exciting events happening in the gardens throughout the year: not least of all the Sunset Concerts, the Sunday Craft & Food Markets, the canopy treetops walks, the dinosaur exhibition, to name a few.
But, actually, events aside; wandering around these magnificent gardens is one of the best ways to spend time here – and is undoubtedly food for the soul. So why not join one of Kirstenbosch’s daily walking tours to learn more about this national park. Your guide will add his/her unique spin to the circuit, but all guides touch on important information, such as the seasonal changes that occur in the gardens, and how if affects the flora and fauna.
Of course, you’ll be taken to the oldest and most famous landmarks, such as The Dell – arguably the most attractive area in the garden – where you’ll find cool shade, tall trees, cobbled paths, crystal-clear spring water in Colonel Bird’s Bath and living fossils in the Cycad Garden. The tours are free, but entry to the garden applies.