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Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town: 56 reviews and 70 photos

  Kirstenbosch Gardens
by grets

This is South Africa's oldest botanical gardens, dating from 1895 when Cecil Rhodes bought the eastern slopes of Table Mountains as part of a plan to preserve the land. On his death in 1902 he bequeathed the gardens to the nation.

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  • Written Jan 31, 2005
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