Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Autumn Vista

I had the pleasure of spending the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The day began cool with misty skies and turned into a sunny autumn day.

The “boomslang” canopy walkway is fun and it was my first time on the trail. It was built in the tree tops of the garden’s arboretum in 2013 commemorating Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s 100th anniversary. Views are amazing!

“Thanks to the careful use of a natural color scheme and clever curved design, the sky-high avenue is unobtrusive and blends in with the environment beautifully. Shaped like a snake’s skeleton, the ‘boomslang’ (tree snake), as it’s been nicknamed, twists and turns upwards between the gnarled trunks. Tree stems poke through the treated pine deck in some places – before it soars out of the leafy canopy in a graceful twist, yielding a view that takes the eye all the way from the sun-kissed slopes of Table Mountain to the distant misty Hottentots-Holland peaks.”

The light at Kirstenbosch is extraordinary.  Hope to return many times during my stay in Cape Town. Photos don’t do the beautiful garden justice.



    1. suemtravels

      Hi Gwen – Kirstenbosh also has a fantastic art gallery where local artists display their work – very impressive as are the large stone sculptures throughout the grounds. Also there is a tea house and restaurant on the premises – delicious food. Between the spectacular natural beauty and other attractions Kirstenbosch makes you want to stay forever!

      Best to you! :)

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