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“Tree Top Canopy Walk”

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Newlands
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a recently added attraction at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Although it was misty, overcast with a light rain falling it was pretty cool. It was a far shorter walk than I expected.

The walkway was steady for the most part, and they do advice you of movement, but we only felt it about halfway where the walkway is set above the trees and you are suspended in the air. There were only a handful of people on it, including some children who were running up and down, I think if there were more people, it would move a lot more.

The view seems to go on for ever, and it is quite difficult to get photo's as everyone is doing the same thing :) .

There is no extra charge for this as it is included in the entry fee.

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Cleopatra030
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I went here for a concert and also for just strolling around. What a place. Entry fee is acceptable for what you get to enjoy in the gardens. I took a picnic there one afternoon and was able to relax looking over Cape Town with Table Mountain and Devils Peak in the back ground

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank Sebastian F
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

So table was closed because of wind....what should we do Instead...and we found this gem...A beautiful day helped but this place is lovely escape in Cape Town with lots of birds and plants. A nice surprise

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank w9628983
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I really enjoyed the flora & fauna walking tour around the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. It was beautiful to see all the gorgeous gardens.

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Kristi K
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I visited Kirstenbosch Gardens twice in the past three weeks, once with a friend from overseas and again with my niece from New Zealand. I have lived in Cape Town for the past seventeen years and have visited the Gardens too many times to remember, sometimes to see the Summer Concerts, sometimes for a picnic or birthday celebration or simply to view the sculptures and stroll through the breathtaking landscape breathing in the splendour and serenity of the place. Kirstenbosch has something to offer through all seasons and with Table Mountain as the backdrop, there's no better place to spend a couple of hours at least. My last visit with my niece was to visit the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway in the Arboretum. It's an uphill walk to reach it and I was impressed how beautifully constructed it is, blending in with the landscape. One literally walks through a canopy of trees and in spite of the amazing views, the walkway itself isn't that high. To fully appreciate the view, be sure to visit on a clear day. My only regret is that it isn't longer.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Wendy C
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