Kirstenbosch NBG: Garden Rules

Picnics are allowed in Kirstenbosch, but you are not permitted to take chairs, tables, umbrellas, tents etc. into the Garden. Braais / barbecues are not allowed. Picnic hampers and/or takeaways are available from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room and moyo restaurant.

Kirstenbosch is a No Bins Garden, rubbish bins are not present in most parts of the Garden. Visitors are expected to take their refuse with them when they leave the Garden and dispose of it responsibly. This discourages scavengers like rats, and keeps the Garden cleaner.

Dogs are not allowed in the developed Garden or the natural area immediately surrounding the Garden as far as the upper contour path. Dogs may be brought in via Rycroft Gate (Gate 3), where they may be walked up to the 300 m contour path via the path through the Seed Orchard/Stock Beds. See the Dogs Map for the dog-walking paths and dog exclusion zone. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and dog walkers must pick up and dispose of their dog's litter. Visitors caught breaking these rules may be fined.

Right of admission is reserved.

Kirstenbosch will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained on its premises.

Entry to Kirstenbosch and parking at Kirstenbosch is at own risk.

Enjoy your visit to Kirstenbosch, protect our natural heritage and please abide by the following rules: NB: visitors caught breaking the Garden rules may be fined.

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Please don't:

Please do

Please do:

  • Walk in the flowerbeds
  • Trample, break or remove any plants, flowers or seeds
  • Disturb, harm, feed, touch, catch or remove any wildlife
  • Bring dogs or pets
  • Bring garden furniture
  • Play ball games or fly kites
  • Ride a bicycle, skateboard or roller skate
  • Play a radio or musical instrument or make noise
  • Swim
  • Climb the trees
  • Climb the sculptures
  • Litter
  • Light fires or braais
  • Drop cigarettes
  • Let off fireworks
  • Discover plants and animals
  • Explore the Garden, the forest and the fynbos
  • Walk
  • Hike
  • Watch birds
  • Spot wildlife
  • Take photographs
  • Picnic on the lawns
  • Relax at concerts
  • Enjoy sculptures and art
  • Supervise your children
  • Savour the beauty and tranquillity
  • Take litter home, and dispose of it responsibly
Last updated on 10 July 2012
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