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Set in beautiful surroundings on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this magnificent 538-hectare (1329.43 acre) garden features a rich diversity of indigenous South African plants. The lower portion of Kirstenbosch consists of large flowerbeds and expansive lawns while higher up the slopes, the cultivated garden gives way to natural forest and fynbos. At the main entrance, an impressive conservatory houses a wide variety of plants from other climatic regions of South Africa. There is a restaurant, an information desk and a great shop. Come summertime, the gardens host the annual, magical Sunset Concerts. The gardens also have their own Stone Cottage which can be hired for various events like lectures, meeting and such other events. The cottage can accommodate about 60 people and has a self-catering service.
The Arderne Gardens sprawl by the Main Road of Claremont in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in the mid 19th-century by Ralph Arderne, a timber trader. His exotic collection included the magnificent Norfolk Island Pine. In the 1920s, the garden was rescued from certain doom by the Municipality’s Parks and Gardens division. It is famous for its Champion Trees; the largest in South Africa. The garden is also popular as a spot for wedding photography.
With the breezy atmosphere and a great climate, Cape Town is just right for kite boarding, kite surfing and many other outdoor adventure sports. High-Five Kitesurfing school and adventures helps you get in on some of that adrenaline filled action. They offer a wide variety of rentals and lessons in all the different adventure sports that are available in Cape Town. So head here, to feel the thrill of flying while you kite-board or surf!
Enjoy viewing over 3,000 birds of all kinds; seen in walk-through aviaries, while the Magic Forest of tropical plants, birds and monkeys will captivate and enthuse children of all ages. The daily feeding of the Pelicans, Penguins, birds of prey and the special Black Eagle are events not to be missed. Other animals, such as Meerkats and Leguwaans make this a place of great interest to children. There is a café, which serves breakfast, light lunches and tea and coffee, as well as a curio shop with bird paraphernalia.