Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town has earned itself a coveted title as the best botanical garden on the African continent, a distinction recently bestowed upon it by the World Luxury Travel Awards. This prestigious accolade is a testament to the garden’s dedication to preserving South Africa’s rich biodiversity while offering visitors an unforgettable experience.

The World Luxury Travel Awards is a global organization that seeks to highlight, reward, and promote excellence in the world of luxury travel and tourism. The award winners are chosen through a voting process, reflecting the preferences of the public, and encompassing various travel destinations across different categories, on both global and regional scales.


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Managed and maintained by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Kirstenbosch plays a vital role in generating information and knowledge, building capacity, providing policy guidance, and conserving biodiversity. This enchanting garden is part of a network of 11 national botanical gardens across the country and also contributes to the mission of the National Zoological Garden in Pretoria.

Nontsikelelo Mpulo, the Director of Marketing, Communication, and Commercialisation at SANBI, emphasised the garden’s significance and the recognition it received. “Kirstenbosch is a beautiful space to relax and explore the bounties of South Africa’s biodiversity. The World Luxury Travel Award recognises the hard work of the garden team there, and the pleasure we derive from sharing this garden with the world.”


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Kirstenbosch’s mandate is to create special memories for its visitors, memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. This global recognition solidifies the garden’s status as a remarkable example of the perfect fusion of nature’s beauty and top-notch service. Visitors are left with lasting impressions, carrying a piece of Kirstenbosch in their hearts.


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Mpulo further emphasised, “Kirstenbosch is devoted to crafting unforgettable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. The garden’s dedicated team invites visitors to immerse themselves in the garden’s rich natural heritage and relish the exceptional service it offers. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden team is elated to have received this prestigious accolade.”

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a sanctuary where nature’s splendor is celebrated, and visitors are invited to be a part of that celebration. This award is not just a recognition of its beauty, but also a testament to the commitment of its staff in making each visit a unique and cherished experience, leaving visitors with a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. It’s no wonder that Kirstenbosch stands as the crowning jewel of Africa’s botanical treasures.


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