South Africa: Kirstenbosch Gardens

Considered one of the great botanical gardens of the world, Kistenbosch lies on the eastern slopes at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. The 36 hectare nature reserve was established to preserve the country’s indigenous flora on land that was bequeathed to the nation by Cecil John Rhodes on his death in 1895. Locals get in touch with body, spirit and mind on walking trails, some of which lead to the top of Table Mountain. The garden is one of nine national sites that cover five of South Africa’s six different biomes and contains prehistoric species – the oldest living plants in the world. For more information check out episode #103 in the International category.

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