A Winter Walk at Kirstenbosch

Exploring South Africa’s oldest national botanical garden

Male Southern Double Collared Sunbird feeding on the blooms of the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Photo ©Zoë Chapman Poulsen.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa, has just turned 108 years old. Founded in 1913, it has grown from humble beginnings to become one of Africa’s most famous botanical gardens.

Sited on the lower slopes of the iconic Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch showcases a vast…



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