Kirstenbosch voted one of worlds top picnic spots

29 September 2011

Picnic at Kirstenbosch during spring seasonIt comes as no surprise that Kirstenbosch has been voted one of the world's top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.

The rolling lawns, the more than 7 000 plant species and indigenous plants, the rugged slopes of majestic Table Mountain, all add up to an experience like no other.

Picnicking at Kirstenbosch

Picnicking on the lawns has become a national pastime and never more so than when the Summer Sunset Concert Series packs the concert lawn to capacity. But even in the winter months, on a sunny day, the blankets and baskets roll out as families enjoy the heritage and beauty that makes the Garden so special.

Visitors to Kirstenbosch are welcome to bring their own picnic hampers into the Garden. Alternatively, delicious picnics can be purchased from The Kirstenbosch Tea Room, Tel: 021 797 4883, or Silver Tree Restaurant, Tel: 021 761 2866,

One of world's top botanical gardens

"We rank up there with the world's top 7 Botanical Gardens and being recognized by one of the world's top magazines is a proud moment", said Kirstenbosch curator Philip le Roux.

National Geographical Reference

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Submitted by LesleyJ at 18/03/2014 - 16:07
Can i host my daughter's birthday party at the gardens
Submitted by website manager at 13/02/2014 - 16:29
please contact the gardens directly about this. i don't think weddings are allowed in the botanical garden. contact
Submitted by Anonymous at 02/02/2014 - 16:28
Hi there, i would like to know if there is a fee for having a wedding ceremony in the gardens while guest picnic? If there is , whats are the costs and how does it work?
Submitted by michaela at 23/01/2014 - 19:37
I would like to have a picnic for a 30th birthday for about 30 to 40 people.I will bring my own picnic and juice but would like to know if I was pay any costs?or what the correct manner of handling this?please email me on or 0832280279 thanks:)
Submitted by Mariam Petersen at 22/10/2012 - 15:32
We would like a quote for a year end function at Kirstenbosch for 17 people, where we first hike through the gardens from the morning until just before lunch time and then if you cater for Halaal and especially healthy foods at lunch time. Kindly contact me at 021-959 3064.
Submitted by Alison Pekeur at 03/09/2012 - 11:06
Please note the Silver Tree Restaurant is now closed and has been taken over by Moyo. The two options are Moyo at (021) 762 9585 or The Kirstenbosch Tea Room at (021) 797 4883. For further assistance please call Alison Pekeur @ (021) 799 8686 or
Submitted by Karen Pinto at 31/08/2012 - 11:49
Submitted by Noxolo Lewu at 20/08/2012 - 17:02
We are a group of 86 people who are looking at having our end of the function doing picnic at Kirstenbock. We would like to know how can you assist us and is there any price involved. Are there any restrictions, I am unaware of this but would you please give me as much information as you can. Thank you Noxolo Lewu (021) 947 6110 0718834088

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