The new treetop walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (©Cape Town Tourism)
Thirteen km south of the city centre is South Africa’s oldest and largest botanical garden, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stretching up the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, they were proclaimed a National Botanical Garden in 1913. The gardens are for both botanists and families enjoying a day out on the slopes of Table Mountain. Highlights include the Fragrance Garden, best experienced on a warm day, when the oils are released by plants. Sunday sunset concerts held throughout summer. Sep-Mar: Open daily 8am-7pm; Apr-Aug: 8am-6pm. Adult R45; child (6-17) R10.