Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Self-guided Audio Tour

Explore the magnificent Kirstenbosch botanical gardens at your own pace. This audio guide takes you on a loop through the lower slopes of the garden where you will be introduced to the main plant collections and other points of interest along the way.  The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you'd like a basic introduction to the fantastical flora of the western Cape and other parts of South Africa, and to be guided through some of the most scenic and interesting parts of the garden, this is the tour for you!

Duration 1 hour
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Lifetime access to the 'Kirstenbosch Walking Tour' by VoiceMap
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's excluded :
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7735 South Africa

The tour takes you on a wandering walk beginning and ending just outside the Kirstenbosch Tearoom Restaurant at Gate 2.  Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the gardens.  The total walking distance is approximately 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime to rest and admire your surroundings. There are a number of benches along the route as well as shady spots on the sweeping green lawns where you are welcome to picnic.

Key landmarks and attractions include: 
• The garden of extinction
• The fragrance garden
• Useful plants collection
• Erica beds
• Birds Pool
• Cycad collection
• The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 
• The arboretum and Van Riebeeck's Hedge
• Mathews Rockery (Aloe and succulent collection)
• The concert stage
• Spring flower beds (a must in August September)
• Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture Garden

The exact route can be seen upon downloading the tour and audio from the tour can be listened to anytime.  Once downloaded, the tour works entirely offline.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point :
Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, Gate 2 Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive Newlands, Wynberg NU (2), Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
Departure Time :
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Your redemption code for downloading the tour is included in your booking confirmation.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by VoiceMap

Activity ID: V-110804P27

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