The sheer grandeur of the Kirstenbosch gardens, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain is unsurpassed and has earned these gardens the title of one of the greatest gardens in the world.
Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants.
The Protea Garden displays plants from the remarkably diverse Protea Family (Proteaceae): Protea species, (proteas or sugarbushes), Leucospermum species (pincushions), Leucadendron species (leucadendrons or conebushes), Mimetes species (mimetes or pagodas) and Serruria species (serrurias or spiderheads).
The King Protea
White Berkeya Disselboom Protea
Common Pin Spiderhead
Scarlet Ribbon Protea