Free Guided Garden Tours
Free guided tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 Monday to Friday and at 10h00 on Saturdays. Free guided tours also leave from the Garden Centre (Gate 2) at 10h45 Monday to Saturday. There are no tours on Sundays.
Tours are free but Garden entry fee applies.
All tours are 90 minutes long.
Each guide presents a unique tour taking in the highlights of the season, exploring most of the Garden while including the oldest and most famous features like the Dell.
Go to Events to find out about additional free guided walks on offer at Kirstenbosch, e.g. bird walks, themed walks and special walks during school holidays.
Special Interest and Group Tours
Special interest guided tours and group bookings can be arranged in advance via the Information Desk at a fee of R60 per person, additional to Garden entry fee, with a minimum of R480 per tour. A tour led by a professional horticulturist or botanist can be arranged at a fee of R300 per person, with a minimum fee of R900 per tour, and a maximum time of 3 hours.
To make a booking or enquire further, telephone the Information Desk at 021 799 8783 or fax 021 797 6570.
Shuttle Car Tours
Shuttle car tours of the Garden leave from the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1), on the hour, daily, from 09h00 to 15h00, on fair-weather days. The shuttle car can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers.
Tickets for the Shuttle Car Tours cost R75 per person, additional to Garden entry fee. Tickets are purchased from the Ticket Office along with the Garden entry ticket.
To book, call the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office on 021 799 8782 between 08h00 and 17h00.