Kirstenbosch, one of the 'Seven Magnificent Botanical Gardens of the World', is one of south Africa's 8 National Botanical Gardens. It offers extensive visitor facilities ranging from two restaurants, a Coffee Shop, Curio Shop and Book shop to various Conference Centres and Meeting Venues.

Also on offer are: guided theme walks; indoor and outdoor music concerts; self-guiding audio system; golf car tours; outdoor Stone Sculptures; and the desert plant Conservatory. Preserving South Africa's rich natural heritage in a unique botanical display.

The garden is home to many bird species (including breeding owls, guinea fowl and sugar-birds) and small endemic mammals (Cape Fox, small grey Mongoose and Cape Otter.) For hiking enthusiasts, Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine offer panoramic trails and gateways to the top of the mountain.