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SANBI – Kirstenbosch Gardens
No matter who you ask, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most incredible and beautiful gardens in Africa. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, it’s found on the verdant slopes of Table Mountain and is part of the mountain’s national park.
Stroll down meandering paths that explore the meticulously crafted and maintained flora, it contains many examples of fynbos. This plant exists as a huge part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is unique to this part of the world. Tired of walking beneath the boughs and leaves, you can always relax on the lawns and indulge in a picnic of wine and cheese. There are also two restaurants and a shop, with an indigenous nursery and a sculpture garden. Finally, the Boomslang is an amazing canopy walkway which provides visitors with brilliant vistas of the surrounding nature.
- First botanical garden in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit the Boomslang, a canopy walkway which overlooks the gardens
- Found on the slopes of the majestic Table Mountain