Took a trip out to Kirstenbosch today, its is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town.
When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens in South Africa, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. Kirstenbosch places a strong emphasis on the cultivation of indigenous plants.
The garden includes plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus is on plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas.
The best bit (for the kids) was a canopy walk that takes you through the trees, really cool!