Cape Town’s botanical gardens are a jewel that travellers simply must see.

Kirstenbosch is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in South Africa. The national park, which can be found at the foot of Table Mountain, is a prime example of the natural beauty to be explored in South Africa.

Just a stone’s throw from central Cape Town, it is home to the National Botanical Gardens, which were established in 1913 to help preserve South Africa’s unique flora and fauna.

The gardens are large, incredibly beautiful and house an array of impressive greenhouses with some of the most unusual plants on the planet.

Back in 2008, the Kirstenbosch display at the Chelsea Flower Show won gold and since then the area’s popularity has increased.

So much so that Cape Town tour guide Jason Menzies has described the area as a must-see destination for anyone with a cheap flight to Cape Town.

Speaking to the West Australian, Mr Menzies noted: “Kirstenbosch is the botanical jewel in the tiara of Cape Town. You’ve got to see it.”

Written by Alex Cochrane

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