Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/), 36 hectares in extent, is the biggest of nine national Botanical Gardens in South Africa. The Kirstenbosch Gardens opened to the public in 1913 to show and protect the diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom (which is world-renowned and is today protected as a World Heritage Site). Only endemic plants and flowers were planted, such as the south african national plant Protea and its wide variety of subspecies, heather, cycads or the typical, endemic fynbos flora.

Several hiking trails start out at the park. The most famous one leads onto Table Mountain, the "Skeleton Gorge". During the summer season, open air concerts are staged on a large lawn in one part of the garden. These concerts are widely known and popular amongst both locals and tourists. (http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/summer-concerts). 

New to the park since 2014 is the so called "Canopy Walk", a bridge made of steal and wood, whose shape is adapted from one of the endemic snakes, the Boomslang (tree snake). On the bridge you can take a walk among and above the trees and enjoy a stunning view of the park, the Table Mountain Massif in the west and False Bay in the east. (http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/tree-canopy-walkway).