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Kirstenbosch national botanical garden

33° 59′ 15″ S, 18° 25′ 57″ E

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Covering five of South Africa's six different biomes

Cultivation of indigenous plants

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world and is a popular tourist destination. The garden covers an area of 528 hectares and features a wide variety of indigenous plants, including many rare and endangered species. Some of the garden's highlights include the Protea Garden, the Dell Garden, the Fragrance Garden, and the Tree Canopy Walkway. Kirstenbosch is also home to a number of animals, including birds, insects, and small mammals. The garden is a popular spot for bird watching, and visitors can see a wide variety of bird species in the garden, including several that are endemic to the Cape region. In addition to its natural beauty, Kirstenbosch also hosts a number of events and activities throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibitions, and guided tours. Visitors can also enjoy picnics in the garden, or dine at one of the garden's restaurants or cafes.

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There is a world elsewhere

ocated in the suburb of Newlands, approximately 13 kilometers from Cape Town's city center

How to get there:

By public transport: You can take a taxi or an Uber to Kirstenbosch from Cape Town city center. Alternatively, you can take a MyCiTi bus to the Kirstenbosch Gardens stop, which is located outside the garden’s main entrance.

By tour bus: Many tour companies offer guided tours to Kirstenbosch, which typically include transportation to and from the garden, as well as a guided tour of the garden.

Once you arrive at the garden, you can purchase tickets at the entrance or buy them in advance online. It’s also a good idea to check the garden’s website for any special events or activities that may be taking place during your visit.

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