Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens: A Self-guided Audio Tour

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Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided audio tour, not an entry ticket to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Tickets must be purchased separately at its entrance gate or ahead of time on Webtickets.

Stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden’s spectacular lower slopes with this affordable tour.

• Explore the magnificent Garden of Extinction and the fragrance garden
• Hear from producer Jeanette Clarke, a researcher
• Do it all in 45 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

What's Included

Lifetime access to the 'Kirstenbosch Walking Tour' by VoiceMap

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap Application

What's Not Included



Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Your redemption code for downloading the tour is included in your booking confirmation.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
The tour takes you on a wandering walk beginning and ending just outside the Kirstenbosch Tearoom Restaurant at Gate 2.  Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the gardens.  The total walking distance is approximately 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime to rest and admire your surroundings. There are a number of benches along the route as well as shady spots on the sweeping green lawns where you are welcome to picnic.

Key landmarks and attractions include: 
• The garden of extinction
• The fragrance garden
• Useful plants collection
• Erica beds
• Birds Pool
• Cycad collection
• The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 
• The arboretum and Van Riebeeck's Hedge
• Mathews Rockery (Aloe and succulent collection)
• The concert stage
• Spring flower beds (a must in August September)
• Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture Garden

The exact route can be seen upon downloading the tour and audio from the tour can be listened to anytime.  Once downloaded, the tour works entirely offline.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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