Cape Peninsula – Kirstenbosch
About the Birding
There are three points of access into the Gardens – Gate 1 or the lower gate (-33.9891, 18.4342), Gate 2 or the upper gate (33.9865, 18.4320), and the Rycroft gate (-33.9927, 18.4317). Gate 1 is the main entrance and is where the Visitors’ Centre is located. The first two gates require a walk up to the main area of the forest and fynbos area, while the Rycroft gate is on level with the fynbos garden.
About the Birding Site
Situated against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the most highly regarded botanical gardens in the world. It is one of the best spots in Cape Town to see fynbos and forest species in close proximity. There are a variety of habitats – both indigenous and introduced gardens, fynbos and indigenous forest, as well as some small wetland areas in the lower gardens.
Other Related Information
Gate 1: -33.9891, 18.4342
Gate 2: -33.9865, 18.4320
Rycroft gate (parking): -33.9927, 18.4317
South African Students (with student card): R40
Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years): R20
Children under 6 years: Free
BotSoc members (with membership card): Free
South African Senior Citizens (with ID): Free on Tuesdays except on public holidays