Address: CBC Building; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Rhodes Drive; Newlands; Cape Town; South Africa

Co-ordinates:     E 18°26'06.48" 33°59'15.76" S            OR          Longitude 18.43209; Latitude -33.99039


By Car: Kirstenbosch lies 13 km from Cape Town's city centre, well signposted on all major roads. From the city, take De Waal Drive (M3) in the direction of Muizenberg, at the Rhodes Drive (M63) traffic light intersection turn right (west/towards the mountain) and follow the signs to Kirstenbosch. Enter the gardens and keep right at the fork, go over the speed bump and past the boom. At the stop street turn left and follow the road for about 600m. Enter through the gate, drive straight ahead and park. The Centre for Biodiversity Conservation is the building on the right. Ask for further details at reception when you enter.


By Bus: Both the Golden Arrow busses and the CitySightseeing busses stop at Kirstenbosch. The bus stop is situated at the Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2). The CitySightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus, mini peninsula tour, stops at the Garden 6 times a day, 7 days a week. Go to for prices, timetable and to book tickets. The Golden Arrow bus service to Kirstenbosch departs from Mowbray Station, and one bus per day from the Golden Acre Terminus (near Cape Town Station) on weekdays only (Mondays to Friday only and not on public holidays). Telephone Golden Arrow Information Service 0800 65 64 63 for current prices or more information. Please be advised to arrive early as busses depart promptly.